Sylvester Williams   #98 DT

Height: 6-2   Weight: 328   Age: 30

Born: 11/21/1988 St. Louis , MO

College: North Carolina

Experience: 7th season

High School: Jefferson City HS [MO]









Combine 2013


  • Broad Jump102.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash5.03 Secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.8 secs
  • 3 Cone Drill7.93 secs
  • Bench Press27.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump26.5 inches


Wide body nose tackle with an unexpected bit of quickness off the snap. Has girth through the middle that makes him tough to move when he looks to anchor. Keeps his eyes in the backfield and locates the ball well (and will sniff out the occasional screen). Uses strong hands and upper body to rip past and push aside lesser linemen. Good flexibility and balance, showing the ability to bend and roll his hips through contact off the ball and keep a wide base to anchor against base blocks and doubles. Violent tackler, will throw ball carriers to the ground. Has enough short-area quickness to charge through the A-gap off the snap. Spins off blocks when moving forward to threaten hesitating quarterbacks or get a hand on running backs in the backfield. Can two-gap, moves to either side of his man to corral backs coming between the tackles. Shows good leverage, pad level, and hand quickness to split double teams. When fresh, he will chase a bit more than most players his size against the run as well as give a second effort if his initial pass rush move fails.


Lacks closing speed to get a lot of sacks or make plays outside the box. Overly reliant on the swim move. Does not bull linemen backwards very often, won?t out-quick NFL guards. Flashes quickness off the snap, but gets stuck on blocks too often when tired, and loses ability to get to the ball even if able to disengage. Can get low and create a pile on the goal line, but gets pushed back when playing high in other short-yardage situations. Doesn?t have the athleticism to stop his momentum. Will run himself too far upfield and miss sacks and tackles when he can?t stop himself and break down. Turns 24 during the 2012 season.