Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 6/30/13
Sylvester Williams (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Defensive tackle Sylvester Williams clearly made his impression on the Denver Broncos being a 6’3” 313 pound defensive tackle from North Carolina. After his one season at Jefferson City High School in Missouri, he said he was done with football and was working in a factory after graduation. Clearly Williams wasn’t satisfied with that decided to play for Coffeeyville Community College. After his second season he was able to start for North Carolina in 2011. In the 12 games of his senior year he had 13.5 tackles and six sacks. The Broncos were looking for an inside pass-rusher who is quick off the ball and they clearly have something with Williams even as a defensive tackle. Even though the Broncos were second in defense last year that is clearly not enough and having a solid, motivated player like Williams is just what they need. He will most likely be a valuable sub after they resigned Kevin Vickerson and adding Terrance Knighton. However he has been making great strides with the help of fellow Tarheel DT Derek Wolfe who has been his mentor. Wolf, who was drafted by the Broncos last season, has said that Williams “[has] a ton of potential and he wants to learn…When we’re lifting he’s with me and on the sidelines he comes over and he stands by me. He’s really good at learning and he’s doing a really good job.” Williams need to work on learning how to read offensive lines at the professional level, which he has said he wasn’t use. He says he’s use to “reading the play before I react to it. [I’m] use to being in college where I can read what a guy is doing where as [at the professional level] they can kind of hide what they are doing.” As he becomes more comfortable with learning the professional style offense he will be more comfortable using his hands more, which is a key area that Vickerson said he needs to work on. Williams knows what he has to do saying, “You have to focus more on technique than you can on athleticism and talent.” Williams says that he’s continuing to watch tape and work hard to learn.  It’s also great to see that guys like Vickerson and Wolfe are really trying to help new players like Williams succeed.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ukwuachu rape victim hires firm that prosecuted Winston

Leo Santa Cruz tops Abner Mares in slugfest

WATCH: Beckham makes great grab over Revis

SEC commissioner wrote classy note to injured Arkansas RB

John Daly taken to hospital after collapsing on course

Rex Ryan keeping Bills' starting quarterback a secret

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Braves fan dies after falling from upper deck

Randall Cobb suffers shoulder injury vs. Eagles

WATCH: John Harbaugh, Jay Gruden get into shouting match

WATCH: Brian Hartline drags toes on great TD catch

Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

WATCH: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion blasts three homers, extends hit streak

WATCH: Ricardo Mayorga taunts Shane Mosley in ring, loses

Will Jimmer Fredette find success with Spurs?

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

American Pharoah upset at Travers Stakes

Steve Smith joins family in stands after getting ejected from game

WATCH: Cordarrelle Patterson rips off 107-yard return TD

Steve Sarkisian giving up most of USC's playcalling duties

Animal shelter cancels fundraiser at Heinz Field

Mets acquire RP Addison Reed from Diamondbacks

WATCH: James Rodriguez scores unreal goals

Vin Scully: I believe next year will be my last

Charles Barkley wants to blow his former agent’s brains out

The Texas Rangers are firing on all cylinders

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker