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Draft Scout Nicholas Williams News
08/10/15 - DL Nick Williams faced an uphill struggle to earn a spot on the 53-man roster and his chances haven't been helped by missing a handful of practices after suffering a concussion during practice.
11/25/14 - DL Nicholas Williams was signed by the Chiefs from the Steelers practice squad Monday (Nov. 24).
08/13/13 - DE Nick Williams (knee), who has been out for nearly two weeks, returned to practice Monday.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 7/223 - Nick Williams, DE, 6-3 1/2, 320, Samford...He's a project, a former basketball player who played one year of football in high school. Has great size and speed but is a really unpolished player. Practice squad candidate to develop. - The Sports Xchange
04/21/13 - ROB RANG'S 2013 NFL DRAFT DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: Nicholas Williams, Samford, 6-5, 309, 4.84 ... Florida's Sharrif Floyd was generally credited with enjoying the most impressive all-around workout among defensive tackles tested at the combine but Williams proved to be quicker than Floyd and most others in the shuttle drill (4.65-seconds) and led his position in the 40-yard dash (4.84) and the vertical jump (33"). The reason why most don't know his name is because of the fact that Williams was lightly recruited out of high school after dedicating his impressive athleticism to basketball. He's still quite rough around the edges but it was the eight sacks he registered in 2012 more than any numbers during workouts which could force a team to gamble on him in the middle rounds.
Five Other Defensive Linemen to Consider ... 1. David Bass, Missouri Western, 6-4, 262, 4.74 ... 2. Armonty Bryant, East Central Oklahoma, 6-4, 263, 4.78 ... 3. Montori Hughes, Tennessee-Martin, 6-4, 329, 5.13 ... 4. Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky, 6-5, 250, 4.75 (est.) ... 5. Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern, 6-1, 335, 5.32 - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com