Nov, 26, 2011; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils quarterback Anthony Boone (7) is pressured by North Carolina Tar Heels defensive tackle Sylvester Williams (92) on fourth down in the fourth quarter. The Tar Heels defeated the Blue Devils 37-21at Kenan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Tar Heels: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


Height: 6’3″

Weight: 313 pounds

Position Rank:

Drafted By: Denver Broncos (1st round, 28th overall)

40 Yard Dash:  4.99

Bench Press:  27

Vertical Jump:  26.5″

Broad Jump:  8’6″

 

Career Stats

2012

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 21 21 42 3.50
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
12 13.5 50 1.13
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 6.0 40 0.50
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 0 6 0 0

2011

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 23 31 54 4.15
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
13 7.0 37 0.54
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
13 2.5 22 0.19
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Interceptions
13 3 5 1 1

 

 

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Big, strong defensive tackle prospect who is going to come into work every day and earn every bit of playing time he gets. Has an incredibly quick first step for a defensive tackle, and it’s not a surprise to see him clock a sub-5 second 40 yard dash. He’s not as consistent as you’d like, but I think this is a player who can really upgrade the defensive line of whatever team drafts him with his character, personality, strength, and quickness. He has compared himself to Warren Sapp, and while he’s not quite that talented, he can make a big impact as a pass rusher and run stuffer. Williams has an elite ability to get off the snap as well as to disengage from blockers. He has the upper body strength to simply throw guys to the side, and he has the lower body strength to be able to drive people back with a bull rush. His pass rush arsenal isn’t fully developed yet, but he has a great swim move. Doesn’t give up on plays. The one thing that scares me a bit about Williams is the fact that he will be a bit older as a rookie (25), but I still think he’s improving being that he was out of football for a bit. I think he can be a day one starter for a team, and if nothing else, he can step in and provide a very strong option in a defensive tackle rotation. He is a solid first round pick.

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