The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to draft a cornerback in the first few rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft and it appears as though one of the players they recently watched work out at his Pro Day has now run into some legal troubles.
According to Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested early Friday morning and charged with a DUI.
From @RapSheet and me: Per the Leon County jail, FSU CB PJ Williams — a prospective 1st-rounder — was arrested for DUI at 3:08 AM today.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 3, 2015
This is not the first time that Williams has had a run-in with the police as he and fellow Florida State teammate Ronald Darby reportedly both fled the scene of the accident, which occurred early in the morning on Oct. 5, after a car they were traveling in collided with another vehicle. Tallahassee police issued Williams two traffic tickets after initially labeling the incident a hit-and-run and he reportedly was never administered a sobriety test.
Williams, who declared for the draft this past January as an underclassman, started 24 of the last 25 games for Florida State and was the defensive MVP of the 2014 BCS National Championship Game. He registered 74 total tackles and for 6.5 tackles for a loss this season. His 11 passes defensed ranked 12th in the ACC.
It will be interesting to see if Williams is brought in for a pre draft visit by the Steelers following his arrest. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin , general manager Kevin Colbert and defensive backs coach Carnell Lake were all present for the Florida State Pro Day that took place earlier this week in Tallahassee.
Williams is considered by many to be a second-round prospect ahead of Friday’s arrest.