Broncos select D.J. Williams with first pick!

The Denver Broncos pulled a surprise pick when their first round draft selection came up by selecting Miami outside linebacker D.J. Williams. Top ranked running back Steven Jackson of Oregon State was still available when the Broncos' turn (#17 overall) came up and they opted to continue shoring up the Denver defense.

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Name: D.J. Williams School Miami-Fl Year 4Sr
Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 250 40: 4.53 Pos: OLB

Bio: Former fullback that's been a three year starter for the Hurricane defense. Senior totals included 82/8/6 after junior numbers of 108/16/4. Has never intercepted a pass in college.

Positives: Strong, run defending linebacker and a dominant force in the box. Aggressive in all aspects, easily defeats blocks from bigger lineman and strong at the point. Scrapes laterally, immediately alters his angle of attack and rarely off his feet. Displays speed to the flanks, always willing to stick his head in a pile and an intimidating defender.

Negatives: Improved his ability to diagnose as a senior but still not efficient, takes false steps or guesses wrong. Commits to a move and gets caught out of position. Stiff in pass coverage and taken off the field on certain third down situations.

Analysis: A terrific athlete that holds a lot of upside for the next level, Williams is more brain than brawn to this point. Must be put in the system that minimizes his mental responsibilities yet takes advantage of his physical skills. He'll impress as a rookie with bone crunching hits but expect a few blown assignments.

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