NFL Draft 2013: Sylvester Williams Drafted by Denver Broncos

With the twenty-eighth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft…the Denver Broncos select Sylvester Williams from the University of North Carolina!

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

North Carolina has two players selected thus far in the NFL Draft’s first round (as of the twenty-eighth pick). Jonathan Cooper was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh pick and now Sly Williams is headed to Denver.

Head coach Mike Fox (Denver Broncos) loves big and athletic players and it makes complete sense why he would target Williams. Williams is loaded with talent and has a huge size advantage that plays in his favor. His versatility is a key attribute among his many skills that will suit him well in the NFL.

From quitting football in high school to the ranks of the NCAA (and now the NFL), Williams has ninety-six career tackles and always made sure his opponents didn’t forget him.

Williams was a key piece of the puzzle that made the North Carolina defensive line known for their strength and quality plays. Williams takes with him leadership and that is something every NFL team looks for in a player. After the Elvis Dumervil controversy, Williams will fill a huge hole the Broncos need to have fixed before the start of the new season.

Congratulations to Williams and the Denver Broncos!

Topics: Denver Broncos, Football, NFL Draft, North Carolina Tar Heels, Sylvester Williams

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