Florida State CB P.J. Williams declares for the NFL Draft


Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams has announced he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.  Along with defensive end Mario Edwards, these are the first two underclassmen to declare from the Florida State after their loss to Oregon in the first round of the college playoff, but may not be the last.  Williams adds his name to a group of corners that has been bolstered substantially by young talent over the past week.

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Listed 6′ 196lbs, the former high school safety brings a nice combination of athleticism for coverage and the physicality to be a tackler in a league that can always use more of it from that position.  Williams had 52 solo tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 10 pass deflections and a forced fumble in 13 games for the Seminoles.

The one potential pitfall with Williams comes from a New York Times piece which laid out that Williams was driving a car along with teammate Ronald Darby and was involved in an accident.  According to the report, Williams initially fled the scene before returning but was not cited for the accident by Tallahassee police in what should have been a hit and run.  The police never informed the university and the incident was effectively covered up so that he never faced punishment either from the police or the school.  It will be interesting to see if this has any impact on his draft stock or not.