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2015 NFL DRAFT

Nicholas Williams, DT

School: Samford  |  Conference: SOUTH
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 309 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
161145
Career Notes
Williams finished his career with 11 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks.
2012 Season
For his senior season in 2012, Williams had 31 tackles, including 15 solo stops. Williams had seven sacks and eight tackles for a loss last season. His seven sacks ranked second in the Southern Conference.
2011 Season
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 Season
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 Season
Saw action in seven games . . . tallied three tackles, all solo stops . . . had one tackle against Jacksonville . . . produced two tackles against Miles College.
2008 Season
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.
 
LATEST NEWS
04/21/2013 - 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

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