The Denver Broncos are looking to build up an excellent defensive front that will cause nightmares for opposing offenses from the first kickoff until the final whistle. They have pursued and signed multiple defensive players to help create an excellent unit for defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. One player that could play an impact this season is the Broncos’ first round draft pick last year Sylvester Williams.
Williams was drafted by the Broncos 28th overall in last year’s NFL Draft. He made the roster as a backup, as the team had a solid lineup on the defensive front. But as the season went on, the team suffered various injuries that allowed Williams the chance to show what he could do. He impressed in the final three games of the regular season, recording his first two sacks of his career in games against the San Diego Chargers and Houston Texans respectfully and even recovered a fumble in the season finale against the Oakland Raiders.
While he did not get a lot of playing time until the end of the season, Williams has the potential to make the most of his opportunities. His performance during the 2013 season gives the team more options to go with as far as packages suited to get him into the game and make a play depending on the situation. In 2014, we will be able to find out if he can bring the same production that he showed flashes of last year.
Despite the fact that the Broncos are still working on their defensive line, I can see Williams becoming a starter for the team, especially if Kevin Vickerson is not fully recovered from his injury. With a player of his caliber being able to penetrate the offensive line and get to the ball carrier, Williams has quite a career ahead of him. He will look to turn more heads and improve across the board as he prepares to enter his second year in the league.
Keep an eye out for this talented defensive tackle who will look to bring back the Broncos defense to the “Orange Crush” that it used to be known for.