The Broncos have chosen former North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams with the 28th pick in the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft.
Williams (6-3, 313) possesses the strength and quickness necessary to wreak havoc in an opponent's backfield, though he has struggled with consistency at times. Still, Williams was solid enough to earn first team all-ACC honors as a senior at UNC after recording 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks.
And he may just be getting started.
Williams has only played competitive football for five years, and he started his career as a junior college player before transitioning to the ACC. He showed flashes of greatness, but he also struggled to anticipate cut blocks and is susceptible to other lapses in awareness.
However, Williams has the potential to be a star -- something that was apparently quite evident to the Broncos.