Photo of Nick Williams
Drafted By: Steelers

Combine Results

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  • 4.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Williams is a hard-working and athletic competitor. He's still learning the game, but he's got lots of upside and has a chance to be a good player." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'4" Height
  • 34 1/8" Arm Length
  • 309LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands


Williams only played one year of high school football. In his lone season, his senior year, Williams played both offensive and defensive line. He recorded 25 tackles, two interceptions (one of which he returned for a touchdown), one fumble recovery, and knocked down two passes. Due to only playing one season, he was lightly recruited. Williams chose Samford for its close proximity to his home.

Williams redshirted his first season. In 2009, he played in seven games and had three tackles. The following year, he played in 11 games, and recorded nine tackles and a forced fumble. In 2011, he became a full-time starter, and played in every game. He had 23 tackles (three for loss), and two sacks. Williams had his best year in his redshirt senior season. He tallied 31 tackles (eight for loss), and six sacks. He was All-Southern Conference second-team in 2011, and first-team in 2012.

Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.