The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed another draft pick to a rookie contract. Florida State inside linebacker Vince Williams (6th Round, 206 overall), has agreed to a four year deal with the Steelers. This news was released around 1:00 PM eastern today.
Williams recorded 140 tackles in his last two seasons with the Seminoles (13.5 for a loss). When Rookie minicamp arrived, it was not long before he was directing players on the field. That feat impressed Steelers Digest reporter Bob Labriola.
Williams was the play-caller at Florida State and became Lawrence Timmons‘ replacement after Timmons was drafted in the first round by the Steelers in 2007. Timmons and Williams actually had a class together during Williams’ freshman year, while Timmons was graduating shortly. Now the two will join forces on the Steelers defense.
If Williams pans out, then he may be Larry Foote’s successor. Foote just signed a three year deal this off-season, but if we learned anything yesterday, it takes patience to be a Steelers linebacker.