Denver Broncos 2013 NFL Draft: Video Highlights and Analysis of Each Pick
The Denver Broncos have drafted seven new players for 2013. Throughout the entirety of the NFL draft, the Broncos stayed true to their board and selected players who they graded out very highly.
This year's draft class is one that both vice president of football operations John Elway and head coach John Fox feel will help make an immediate impact toward making the Broncos a better football team.
The following slides will provide you with video highlights and a brief synopsis of each new player.
Round 1, Pick No. 28: Sylvester Williams, DT
Sylvester Williams is a 6'3", 315-pound DT from North Carolina. He has explosive quickness and can penetrate the line of scrimmage. The top-rated 3-technique in this draft, Williams will be an excellent addition to the Broncos' D-line rotation and should look to make an impact right away.
Round 2, Pick No. 58: Montee Ball, RB
Montee Ball, the all-time NCAA leader in career touchdowns, will fit very nicely into the Broncos' stable of running backs. Possessing speed in the open field, excellent footwork and deceptive power for a back of his size, Ball immediately improves the Broncos' running game. Teamed with Peyton Manning, Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno and Ronnie Hillman, Ball will look to run wild for the Broncos next year and for many years to come.
Round 3, Pick No. 90: Kayvon Webster, CB
A two-sport athlete, Kayvon Webster was also a gifted track star when not roaming the football fields at South Florida. At the combine, the 5'10", 195-pound cornerback posted a 4.34 40-yard dash.
Along with his lightening-quick speed, Webster is also very tough and doesn't shy away from contact in the secondary. He immediately provides depth at for the Broncos at corner, as well as in the return game.
Round 5, No. 145: Quanterus Smith, DE
The nation's FBS leader in sacks per game (1.25), Quanterus Smith was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year in 2012. He is an explosive presence coming off the edge and is described as a "creative pass-rusher" and having "disruptive hands."
He is coming off reconstructive knee surgery (November), but if he checks out medically, the Broncos could have "the steal of the draft," according to NFL.com.
Round 5, No. 161: Tavarres King, WR
Wide receiver Tavarres King is a deep vertical threat who also possesses elusive quickness after the catch. He is quick off the line and is described as a "fluid route-runner." He has developed his upper-body strength and can now gain inside position against big corners.
Knocks against him are that he has a tendency to "out-juke himself" after a catch in the open field and that he does not always possess the ball in the air. He should provide sufficient depth playing behind Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker.
Round 6, No. 173: Vinston Painter, OT
Keep your eye on RT Vinston Painter (71) of Virginia Tech (in white) in the video above. A 2012 All-ACC honorable mention, Painter switched positions from defensive tackle to offensive tackle, where he seems much more comfortable. He is a sizable lineman (6'4", 305 lbs) with great athleticism who can get downfield to make a block.
He also has good footwork for a big man. He needs to improve his handwork against defenders and hold his blocks, but Painter should provide great depth for the Broncos at O-line.
Round 7, No. 234: Zac Dysert, QB
The player who QB Zac Dysert most compares to is Ben Roethlisberger, having both won the Ohio state high school player of the year award and then breaking all of Big Ben's records at Miami (OH).
After an inspired year in 2011, an injury caused him to miss much of 2012, although he was still able to earn third-team All-MAC honors. Now, under the tutelage of Peyton Manning (and John Elway), Dysert may push Brock Osweiler for the label of Broncos "quarterback of the future."