Sylvester Williams   #98 DT

Height: 6-2   Weight: 328   Age: 29

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

College: North Carolina

Experience: 6th season

High School: Jefferson City HS [MO]









Draft 2013

Pick No.28

Selected By: Denver Broncos

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 28 (28)

Pick Analysis: Williams only played one season in high school and wasn't on anyone's radar as a recruit. But after working at a factory for a while post-graduation and seeing similarly sized players on the field at a Kansas game, Williams realized he could go to college using his natural size and ability on the football field.

He walked on at Coffeyville Community College, and by the time he finished his second season (honorable mention JC All-American with 12.5 tackles for loss and five blocked kicks), several major college programs were hot on his trail. Williams decided on Chapel Hill, immediately entering the starting lineup in 2011. His 54 tackles, seven for loss and 2.5 sacks made him stand out even with the great talent along the Tar Heels' defensive line. In 2012, Williams registered six sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss in 12 games played.


Video Playlist

  1. North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams pro comparison

    Published: March 18, 2013 at 04:08 p.m.

    Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks reveals his pro comparison for North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams.

  2. 'Game Changers': Defensive line on the field, Part 1

    Published: April 9, 2013 at 07:50 p.m.

    Damontre Moore, Sylvester Williams and Alex Okafor hit the field with Warren Sapp and Steve Mariucci to demonstrate their skills.

  3. 'Game Changers': Defensive line on the field, Part 2

    Published: April 9, 2013 at 07:50 p.m.

    The "Game Changers" defensive linemen work with the tackling dummies as they prepare for the 2013 NFL Draft.

  4. 2013 Combine workout: Sylvester Williams

    Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 03:00 a.m.

    Watch University of North Caroline DT Sylvester Williams perform at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

  5. 2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Sylvester Williams

    Published: Feb. 25, 2013 at 07:00 a.m.

    Watch North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams run the 40-yard dash at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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