2013 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Broncos
University of North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams has overcome adversity to become one of the premiere talents in the nation. After bouncing in and out of high school, Williams found his way in junior college before making a name for himself with the Tar Heels.
Williams is a well-built prospect that does well to gain penetration into the backfield. Technique is a bit inconsistent, yet he moves very well laterally and can take away running lanes. Not a huge player that can consistently handle double teams. At his best in one-on-one situations where he can rip, swim, and adjust his feet to make a play on the ball.
Can get a bit reckless, frustrated, and out of control in his pursuit when trying to gain ground. Tries to stay on assignment, but sometimes gets caught pushing into the backfield when he needs to protect his lane. Williams has a good motor, but stamina is a concern late in games. He will need to learn how to bring consistent effort from start to finish.
Williams currently projects as a late first to early second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Montee Ball continues the tradition of NFL-caliber running backs to come from the University of Wisconsin. The junior was a Doak Walker Award finalist. Although he isn't a dynamic athlete, Ball possesses a well-developed array of talent. He broke the record for most career touchdowns (83) and broke the single-season record with 39 in 2011.
Ball is the type of runner who can make the first man miss or run him over. Shows a great churn in his legs to drive through arm tackles and does well to fall forward for extra yardage. Wisconsin heavily relies on him to make plays and break off runs. He does not possess elite speed -- will likely run a 4.55 to 4.6 40-yard dash.
He benefits greatly from Wisconsin's huge offensive line and the Badgers' offensive system skews his production. He will need to improve in pass protection, mainly because he is rarely asked to pass block. As a receiver out of the backfield, he's still a work in progress and has shown some improvement this season.
Ball's mix of power and vision will be a great addition to a team that needs a difference maker on first and second down. He projects as a second or third round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
After an excellent week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game, South Florida cornerback Kayvon Webster put himself on the map in the eyes of NFL executives. Webster is a physical player that shows up on tape in run support. Nice quick-twitch ability. Choppy, fast feet. Excellent backpedal. Fundamentals can always improve but he has far ahead of many other rookie corners. Limited ball skills. Better at knocking it down than bringing it in. More experience playing in zone and simply needs more snaps in press-man and off-man coverages.... [Read More
Western Kentucky defensive end Quanterus Smith has interesting potential as a pass rusher. Great get-up off the line and shows some quick-twitch talent. Bends around the corner and flexes shoulder down to work towards the quarterback. ACL tear late in the season raised red flags about his immediate impact. Unable to work out at Combine. Some doubt his work ethic and ability to adjust to NFL demands. Must add bulk to contribute as a run defender. Too thin through his base. Must add bulk and learn small details of his techniques.... [Read More
University of Georgia wide receiver Tavarres King was the heir apparent to Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green. While he lacks that elite potential, King is an undersized overachiever. Above-average straight-line speed with slowly-improving route running. Needs to get in and out of his breaks with more definitive action. Can track the ball well behind his back. Legit second gear to strength the defense. Looks for yards after the catch, but will sometimes fail to simply get north and south. Lacks tenacity when blocking. Fluid runner and excellent body control. Above-average hands.... [Read More
Virginia Tech Hokies offensive tackle Vinston "Fire" Painter is a developmental prospect with excellent physical tools. He ran a 4.95 40 yard dash and has ideal length with a frame that will have him be "the first guy off the bus." One-year starter, limited experience at the position. Played both ways in high school and began collegiate career at defensive tackle. Will provide immediate depth. Long arms. Has not yet fully tapped into his potential. May need to kick inside to play guard despite no experience there.... [Read More
Plenty of comparisons to former Miami (OH) quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Zac Dysert isn't quite as tall but besides that, there are similarities. He has a good, compact delivery. Good arm strength, close to elite. Average pocket awareness. Good route anticipation and finding guys open in tight spaces. Can quickly diagnose the defense and hit all his progressions. Footwork needs polish. Will throw off-balance unnecessarily. Holds on to the ball and must learn to more quickly get the ball out. Eyes are decisive, yet arm is not. Decent mobility for his size.... [Read More