Pittsburgh Steelers host Alabama OLB Tim Williams, keep up heavy interest
PITTSBURGH — Projected first-round pick and former Alabama outside linebacker Tim Williams visited the Pittsburgh Steelers at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Williams is the fifth edge rusher out of the 19 Draft prospects the Steelers have hosted, following Takkarist McKinley, Derek Rivers, Carroll Phillips and Sam Ebukam. He was joined by Villanova defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon at the team headquarters on Tuesday.
Kpassagnon, who was asked by some teams at the NFL Combine to drop as an outside linebacker, is the first defensive end the Steelers have hosted this pre-Draft season.
- Williams was actually projected to the Steelers back in February
Pittsburgh already held a private workout with Williams, according to NFL Draft Insider.
The two-year starter had nine sacks among his 31 total tackles in his senior season before the Crimson Tide lost to Clemson in the national championship game. He would be the first Alabama player drafted by the Steelers since 1998.
Kpassagnon was an Football Championship Series All-American last season. The 6-foot-7, 289-pound end would give the Steelers a second straight year of drafting an FCS standout, joining starting nose tackle Javon Hargrave out of South Carolina State.
He is a projected mid-to-late round selection.
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