Steelers 2013 Seventh Round Draft Pick – Samford DE Nicholas Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Samford defensive end Nicholas Williams with their sevbenth and final pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

John Mitchell audio:

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6044
Weight: 309
40 Yrd Dash: 4.84
20 Yrd Dash: 2.80
10 Yrd Dash: 1.70 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 28
Vertical Jump: 33
Broad Jump: 09\’03”
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.65
3-Cone Drill: 7.55

2011: Started all 11 games on the defensive line . . . tallied 23 tackles, including 17 solo stops . . . had three tackles for a loss . . . had four tackles against Georgia Southern . . . tallied four tackles against Western Carolina . . . had three tackles at The Citadel.

2010: Saw action in all 11 games . . . had nine tackles, including four solo stops . . . forced one fumble . . . had four tackles, including one solo stop, against Newberry College . . . forced a fumble at Chattanooga.

2009: Saw action in seven games . . . tallied three tackles, all solo stops . . . had one tackle against Jacksonville . . . produced two tackles against Miles College.

2008: Redshirted . . . participated on Samford’s scout team.

High School: Totaled 25 tackles as a defensive lineman . . . also played offensive lineman, registering two pancake blocks . . . had two inter­ceptions, scoring one touchdown . . . ­recorded one fumble recovery and knocked down two passes.

Personal: Born Feb. 21, 1990 . . . son of Frederick and Natalie Williams . . . majoring in public administration

  • SteelersDepot

    Sorry this posted so late, but I thought it went through before the server crashed earlier today.

  • steeltown

    Thanks for all of the hard work this weekend Bryan

  • steeltown

    He’s raw as Mitchell put it, but very athletic, good movement, good combine numbers… Low risk, another young prospect to mold into a 3-4 DLineman, I like it

  • Matt Lipner

    Thanks for the updates. I think I will more impressed by the class after reading your take. The draft coverage has been great.

  • RW

    Ditto – you’ve gained a ton of readership, too. Congrats!

  • Mike.H

    Wow…look at this cat’s 40 time and 10 yd shuttle time, he’s .05 sec slower than most LB’s and CB’s. Someone posted N. Williams may be the next #99 Diesel ( forgot his first name). This might pan out. He’s already 320 lbs and fast.

  • SteelersDepot

    If you are into playing with the measurables, Williams has a stellar 70.4 explosion rating and a stellar 112.6 speed score. Now, can he play the 5-tech.

  • mokhkw

    +1. Awesome Draft coverage.

  • mokhkw

    I’m really liking some of these mid & late round picks. Admit I know little about this guy but you can bet I’ll be taking in some film of him asap with those numbers & stats.

  • SteelSpine

    Yep great tools, his excellent athleticism is the definition of upside. Tho he’ll be a blocking dummy his 1st year (DEs 3rd on depth charts get pounded on by starting OL), I prefer using those same camp snaps for an athletic guy instead of using clods of low-upside who are only camp bodies. In this guy’s it seems the time will be an investment, using camp snaps on a guy who could become something down the road instead of the usual camp bodies.

  • steeltown

    Mitchell mentioned you might not be impressed to much with his film.. but they couldn’t pass on a 6’4 320lb athlete that can run, in the 7th Rd