Vince Willams is the diamond that every GM hopes to find in the 6th round. Willams is not a flashy guy like famous 6th rounder Tom Brady, but believe me; any GM would be happy to walk out of an NFL draft with a Vince Willams talent in the 6th round.
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Willams was berried on the depth chart when he was drafted in 2013. With hard work and dedication to mastering special teams, he made the roster out of camp. In his rookie season, Williams battled to starting when Larry foot went down and started 10 games that season. With a solid rookie season, the Steelers decided to still draft an MLB in the first round once again making Willams a back up
Even with a solid rookie season, the still Steelers decided to draft an MLB in the first round, once again making Willams a back up for the 2014 and 15 season. Willams role for these seasons was a spot starter and special teams contributor. With the hard work of 3 years under his belt and the writing on the wall that Lawrence Timmons was on his way out after the 2016 season, the Steelers rewarded Williams with a contract extension.
For he first time Vince Willams enters NFL training camp as a Starting MLB on the Steelers roster. Williams has proven before becoming a starter that his value of a 6th round, added that he is now a trusted leader and starter on the Defensive side of the ball shows that he was a true diamond of the 2013 draft for the Steelers.