Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 1/28 -- Sylvester Wiliams, DT, 6-3, 313, North Carolina...The Broncos were surprised that Williams fell to them, but when he did, they declined trade offers and pounced. He continues John Elway's trend of leading off with a pass rusher; he opened the 2011 draft with Von Miller, who lines up at defensive end half the time, and picked defensive tackle/end Derek Wolfe with his first pick last year. Williams, who had six sacks and 25 pressures last year, will likely back up Terrance Knighton and Kevin Vickerson right away, but could be worked into the Broncos' sub packages to boost the interior pass rush and take pressure off Miller. - The Sports Xchange
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12/14/15 - NT Sylvester Williams returned from an ankle injury and played 32 snaps with no ill effects. He helped the Broncos' defense hold Oakland's Latavius Murray to just 27 yards on 16 carries.
12/09/15 - NT Sylvester Williams returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. He missed the Chargers game because of a sprained ankle he suffered Nov. 29 against New England.
12/07/15 - NT Sylvester Williams is still recovering from a sprained ankle suffered Nov. 29. He stayed back in Denver last weekend to undergo rehab work and is considered day-to-day. Vance Walker and Darius Kilgo filled in for him in San Diego.
12/02/15 - NT Sylvester Williams (ankle) probably will miss this week's game. Williams was seen in the locker room Wednesday wearing a walking boot.
11/30/15 - NT Sylvester Williams and S T.J Ward were lost to ankle injuries early in the game. Later, Denver lost G Louis Vasquez with a groin injury. None of the three returned. The status of the trio is expected to updated Monday.
11/30/15 - NT Sylvester Williams suffered a sprained ankle late in the first quarter on a collision. He was on crutches in the locker room after the game and could miss at least a week or two.
01/09/14 - DT Sylvester Williams' improved play at defensive tackle in recent weeks is primarily because of two factors: the experience he's accumulating and the tutelage of Terrance Knighton. The two starting defensive tackles have spent time away from team headquarters watching game footage, with the five-year veteran Knighton focusing on teaching Williams what to look for at the snap.
01/08/14 - DT Sylvester Williams has found his footing since being forced into the starting lineup after Kevin Vickerson's season-ending hip injury. The Broncos' first-round pick has three tackles for losses and two sacks in his last three games.
12/26/13 - -- DT Sylvester Williams is expected to make his fourth consecutive start since Kevin Vickerson was lost for the season to a hip injury. The first-round selection had three tackles for losses and a sack last week in what was his best performance of his rookie season.
12/09/13 - DT Sylvester Williams made his first career start, but worked mainly in a rotational role, with Terrance Knighton and Mitch Unrein both seeing more playing time over the course of the game. Williams' role will likely increase as the Broncos adjust to life without Kevin Vickerson, who was lost to a season-ending hip injury.