Steelers Sign Seventh-Round Draft Pick DE Nick Williams On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their barrage of draft pick signings on Monday as it is now being reported that seventh-round draft pick Nick Williams has agreed to terms.

Williams played defensive tackle at Samford and has already started the process of becoming a defensive end in the Steelers 3-4 system. Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell made it a point to say after the selection of Williams that he would more than likely not play during his rookie season. Mitchell went on to call Williams a project, but that he has great athletic ability for a player of his size.

Terms of the four-year contract are unknown, but Williams deal will likely total out at around $2.2195 million and include a signing bonus of around $59,500.

Earlier on Monday it was announced that the team had signed their first and second-round picks, linebacker Jarvis Jones and running back Le\’Veon Bell, so that should leave quarterback Landry Jones as the only unsigned draft pick at this point.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    Williams is an athletic freak! OMG does that make me sound stereotypical?! I hope not! This white boy can’t jump! Speculation of the facts makes me believe this guy is an athletic freak! OMG I’m stereotyping! Help me–just speculating!!

  • SteelersDepot

    Last warning.

  • CW

    Whatever else is true he at least looks the part of a Steelers 3-4 Defensive End and if he turns out to be like some of the other late round DEs, Keisel for instance, the Steelers have taken over the years, he’ll be worth every penny of this contract.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    When was my first warning?! I’m not being sarcastic but what are you talking about?

  • SteelersDepot

    Your last one above.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    K! I will never post on this site again! Peace out!

  • Mike.H

    7th around pick, so he’ll make NFL MINIMUM of around $395k but unlike first and second round picks, Nick Williams’ signing bonus is a bag of M&M’s and a Kit Kat bar.

    [ yes, per other websites have written, Williams is freakish athletic, I hope it translates on the field and not merely a paper lion, all bark & no bite! ]

  • steeltown

    Agreed. You cant teach the kind of athletic ability he has for his size, but when a player is a smart player then they can be taught the ins and outs of any position. Then it is up to them to make an impact. Looking forward to seeing the progress of this kid over the next year or two or three

  • Rob

    This kid sounds like a very worth while project. He has only been playing football for a short time and has likely been getting by on his athletic ability alone. I’m sure there is a good chance they can teach him the game and develop him.