North Alabama S Nick Williams runs 4.67 40 for 'an undisclosed team'

USA Today

The Steelers reportedly showed interest in the former Georgia Bulldogs safety despite a slower-than-expected 40-time at his Pro Day in March.

College2Pro.com had initially reported the Steelers' interest in North Alabama (previously with Georgia) safety Nick Williams, a good-sized safety prospect who had run a 4.85 40-yard dash at his Pro Day.

The same source is reporting Williams improved to 4.67 for one "undisclosed team."

The site compared Williams to Seattle S Kam Chancellor in terms of size - Williams is listed as 6-foot-2, 217 pounds while Chancellor comes in at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds. Still, Williams has good size and if he did run in the 4.67 range, supporting tape that was amassed against lesser competition, he'll be drafted at some point.

The Steelers reportedly had scheduled a meeting with Williams although no confirmation of that was received. Still, where there's smoke, there's fire. The Steelers could use some depth in their secondary, and a big safety with decent speed would be a solid developmental project.

There's something to be said about getting a good feel for late-round picks or potential undrafted free agents. In 2012, the Steelers brought SMU offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum in for a visit, and ended up drafting him with one of their four seventh-round picks that year.

Perhaps a similar fate awaits Williams.

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