As Part 1 in a multi-part series Ryan Finley Jersey Womens , Zero-Snap Spotlight takes a look at Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Andrew BillingsWhen it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals, there have been over a dozen intriguing names added to their talent pool through free agency and the draft. Those guys, as well as their incumbent stars, will garner much of the outside attention in the leadup to the season.There are plentyof other players who could be poised to make an impact who aren’t included in those groups, however. These guys may not get the headlines of their bigger-name teammates, but many of them have an opportunity to perform in key roles for the team this season.Article continues below ...With that in mind, it’s the perfect time to roll out what I call Zero-Snap Spotlight.These players are spread across practically every position on the roster, buteach of these guys have at least two things in common: they’ve already spent time with the team, but have never taken a snap in the NFL. This means that despite already accruing time in the league, they are essentially blank slates in terms of how they may perform and what they could become.To begin this series Ryan Finley Cincinnati Bengals Jersey , I’m taking a look at a player who could quickly become a key cog on this Cincinnati defense: Andrew Billings.Billings was drafted by the Bengals prior to last season in what could surely be considered a steal. This was a guy who had gotten some buzz as a first-round selection, but ended up dropping all the way to the fourth round with seemingly little warning.Even now it’s worth looking back and questioning the thinking behind that. Based on what people like Ryan McCrystal of Bleacher Report could diagnose, there were three major theories to consider. Either there was a lingering knee injury that wasn’t widely discussed, his weight was thought to be a dire issue, or his skill-set just wasn’t valued despite his obvious strengths.More from NFL Spin ZoneMiami Dolphins Camp Battles: Interior offensive line18m agoFantasy Football Rankings 2017, Top 101 PPR Players: No. 17-1549m agoCleveland Browns: Ben Roethlisberger already eyeing Week 1 matchup1 h agoGreen Bay Packers: 5 Players headed for breakout seasons in 20171 h agoTennessee Titans: Jon Robinson might have made misstep with Eric Decker2h agoThe first partappears unfounded, but the latter two make sense to a degree. The NFL.com analysis after he was picked mentioned how he is a two-down nose tackle, further stating that those players tend to getpinned as not as valuable in a league weighted so heavily towards the passing game. This wouldn’t be the first time weight concerns with linemen caused teams to shy away, either.Still, to fall into being a Day 3 selection was pretty steep for someone with his abilities. Cincinnati won’t complain though; they got a guy who seemed immediately poised to have a major role with the team. The 6-1 Ryan Finley Jersey 2019 , 311-pound Billings brought a startling degree of power and speed (relative to his position) to the field in college, using it effectively to pick up 26 tackles for loss and eight sacks in his final two years at Baylor. Put thatnext to Geno Atkins, and your interior could be practically impenetrable.Going into last year, he still would have had to fight through veteranBengals Domata Peko and Pat Sims for rotational snaps on the interior, but he could have been penciled in for a decent share of field time before taking over for at least one of those guys long-term.Unfortunately, he then got hurt in the preseason, missing all of 2016.With him (and other pieces) missing the year, the depth on the defensive line cratered, and the outcome was falteringoverall production. Atkins and Carlos Dunlap were stellar individually, but nobody around them could manage to play with any positive consistency; because of that Ryan Finley Jersey Mens , the Bengals defensive line dipped significantly in many of Football Outsiders’ run defense metricsto have their second-worst season in the Andy Dalton era (only the abysmal 2014 showing was worse — but not by all that much):DL Rankings (FO)Adj. Line YardsPower SuccessStuff Percentage2nd LevelOpen Field20115th23rd17th4th21st201216th32nd21st17th6th201315th10th29th5th3rd201427th23rd24th27th12th201514th10th11th16th26th201619th23rd22nd24th20thThough last season didn’t work out for Billings or his team, things appear to be on the right track in terms of the long-term goal regarding his spot on the team.More from NFL Spin Zone6/24 – Miami Dolphins Camp Battles: Interior offensive line6/24 – Fantasy Football Rankings 2017, Top 101 PPR Players: No. 17-156/24 – Cleveland Browns: Ben Roethlisberger already eyeing Week 1 matchup6/24 – Green Bay Packers: 5 Players headed for breakout seasons in 20176/24 – Tennessee Titans: Jon Robinson might have made misstep with Eric DeckerPeko was allowed to leave. Sims is still around, but has one year remaining on a cheap deal and could find himself on the chopping block. Besides Atkins, there aren’t any interior players who’ve locked themselves into starter or key rotational roles as of yet either. Of those who are fighting for time, Billings appears to be the best choice to take on Peko’s rescinded role.All signs point to the predraft size and weight concerns with Billings being vastly overstated, so that immediately helps his standing.Even better:this guy is still just 22 years old while already having a full year in the Bengals defensive system. He’s got plenty of time to grow and improve while having the talent tomake significant contributions right now.Next: NFL Power Rankings 2017: Best players by jersey numberIn my eyes, this spells out a starting role next to Atkins, handling the running downs for now. Should heimprove as a pass rusher and reach his ceiling, we’re talking Pro Bowl (and maybe even All-Pro) possibilities down the road Youth Ryan Finley Jersey , and a decent chance to become Cincinnati’s best defensive lineman as Atkins (29) and Dunlap (28) enter their 30s.Possibly getting that from a fourth-round pick? Quite a steal, indeed.This article originally appeared on The Bengals have released linebacker Vontaze Burfict, making him a free agent five days after free agency began. So what’s next for one of the dirtiest player in the league?Last year, conflicting reports emerged regarding whether the Raiders were trying to trade for Burfict, a move that would have reunited him with former Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. Now that the Raiders have traded for receiver Antonio Brown, adding Burfict would become delicate and popcorn-inducing.It was an illegal hit from Burfict on Brown that helped the Steelers snatch victory from the Bengals in a playoff game to cap the 2015 season, prompting both Burfict and former Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones to suggest that Brown faked the concussion he suffered. The league suspended Burfict for the first three games of the 2016 season in response to the blow to Brown’s head.The Vikings, in theory, could be a destination for Burfict, given that coach Mike Zimmer served as defensive coordinator in Cincinnati before Guenther. And how about the Browns White Ryan Finley Jersey , where G.M. John Dorsey currently seems to be rolling the dice on anyone/everyone that can help the team win, character notwithstanding?Burfict, despite his obvious flaws, has consistently been viewed as a guy who can get his teammates properly focused and motivated. However, Burfict’s habit of losing his focus has cost the Bengals dearly, including most importantly a play that kept them from winning their first postseason game since January 1991.