Draft Capsule: DT Sylvester Williams

Draft Capsule: DT Sylvester Williams
March 20, 2013, 8:45 pm
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Jake Flannigan

Sylvester Williams (DT), North Carolina

6-3 | 313 lbs.

2012 Stats:

42 tackles, 6 sacks, 13.5 TFL


1st-2nd round


Big-bodied tackle that has a knack for getting off the ball and into the backfield quickly. Good use of arms to rip and swim past the opposition. Excellent second effort made by Williams if he is stymied on initial attack. A young man who is mature beyond his years. Worked at a factory after leaving the game of football following high school and walked on at a junior college before transferring to North Carolina.


Needs to improve stamina as he sometimes loses what makes him great later in the game. Some scouts feel Williams relies on getting around the offensive lineman he is engaged with, and may lack elite upper body strength for a solid bull rush.

Fit for the Bears:

There is certainly a need for some depth at defensive tackle behind Henry Melton and Stephen Paea, but there may be greater needs in the first or second round for the Bears. Williams is a hard-working, motivated player that will give whatever team he goes to everything he has.