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Sylvester Williams | Defensive Lineman

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 313
College: North Carolina
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The Broncos are counting on a second-year leap from DT Sylvester Williams.
Williams appeared in 13 games (four starts) as a rookie, but didn't see regular playing time until the second half. He had both of his sacks and nine of his 19 tackles in Denver's final three games. Williams should get the majority of snaps over Kevin Vickerson at three-technique this year, with Terrance Knighton returning at nose tackle. Jul 19 - 8:18 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Broncos signed No. 28 overall pick DT Sylvester Williams to a four-year, $7.6 million contract.

Williams was one of just a handful of first-rounders yet to sign. The former North Carolina Tar Heel has been described as a "hard hat, lunch-pail guy" by NFL.com's Bucky Brooks, and he'll slide right into the mix at defensive tackle with veterans Kevin Vickerson and Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 02:27:00 PM

The Denver Post doesn't expect No. 28 overall pick DT Sylvester Williams to open the season as a starter.

The Broncos think Williams can work his way into a starter's role by Week 1, but beat writer Mike Klis expects it to be difficult for Williams to leapfrog Kevin Vickerson and Terrance Knighton over the summer. Vickerson proved to be a solid run stopper, while "Pot Roast" Knighton has good pocket-pushing skills. No matter who the "starters" are, all three players will see significant snaps.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, May 6, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Broncos VP of Football Operations John Elway envisions No. 28 overall pick Sylvester Williams as a better version of Trevor Pryce.

Pryce was a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle and end with whom Elway played in Denver. "This guy is a little better than Trevor," Elway said. "I tell you: I hope he has the career that Trevor had." As a rookie, expect Williams to start at three-technique tackle alongside new nose anchor Terrance Knighton.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 02:18:00 PM

Broncos selected North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams with the No. 28 overall pick.

Williams (6-foot-2 5/8, 313) transferred from JUCO to play two years with the Tar Heels, starting all 25 games of his career. He logged 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks as a senior. Described as a "hard hat, lunch-pail guy" by NFL.com's Bucky Brooks, Williams shows great burst off the line on tape. He ran a 5.03 forty at the Combine with a 1.72 ten-yard split and 30 reps on the bench. Williams will slide right in as a rotational tackle along with Kevin Vickerson and Terrance Knighton. It's a nice value pick at a position of need for the Broncos.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:16:00 PM

According to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, "insiders believe" North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams will be the Cowboys' pick at No. 18.

That is, assuming Texas S Kenny Vaccaro doesn't fall. Williams hasn't generated as much buzz as some of the draft's other defensive tackles, but has long been near the top of big boards. His selection would likely punch DT Jay Ratliff's ticket out of Big D.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:11:00 PM

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