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
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