Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina Pic #92 Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

                                                 HGT: 6-3      WGT: 313 

                                                 YR: SR         Pos: DT

Career Stats:

96 TKLS; 20.5 TFL; 8.5 sacks; 1 FF; 1 FR

2012 Stats:

42 TKLS; 13.5 TFL; 6.0 sacks; 6 QB hurries


  • Ideal length, arms
  • Stout build, thick lower body
  • Good overall power at the POA
  • Relentless effort to QB
  • Impressive first step quickness
  • Good short area quickness and lateral movement
  • Able to generate power in order to push pocket and create penetration
  • Properly fights across O-Lineman’s face
  • Understands gap integrity
  • Displays a violent disengage
  • Ideal leverage
  • Demonstrates a pass rushing arsenal
  • Looks to “Win” with quickness (Relies on swim move)
  • Consistently attacks half man
  • Great hand violence in run and pass game
  • Exhibits ideal instincts (Able to feel screen game)
  • Display ability to split double teams with quickness


  • Needs to keep his shoulders square to LOS in run game
  • Would like to see more of an initial six inch punch versus run game, tends to lean into O-Lineman (Relies on quickness)
  • Far too often on the ground
  • Would like to see more consistency with hand placement
  • Needs more consistency in motor
  • Exhibits good pad level but needs to be cautious of allowing it to rise
  • At times looks to “Win” with quickness (Swim move) versus run game, tends to exposes body


Having played only one year of High School Football and two years of Junior College Football, Sylvester Williams possesses a huge upside.  After evaluating film on Williams I came away impressed.  There is a lot to like about his game.  Williams displays a good first step, short area quickness and overall power but the thing that I found intriguing is his ability to rush the passer.  Not only is it rare to find a collegiate edge rusher with an arsenal of hand movement let alone an interior defensive lineman.  Williams is projected as a 3-Techinique.