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      Broncos go with DT Williams in first round

      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The Denver Broncos selected defensive tackle Sylvester Williams in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, a 313-pounder from North Carolina who gives defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio more of the heft he likes up front.

      It's a position the Broncos upgraded in free agency, when they signed 300-pounder Terrence Knighton and brought back another 300-pounder in Kevin Vickerson.

      But Williams, with 20 1/2 tackles for loss and 8 1/2 sacks over his two years at Carolina, was regarded as a top-20 pick in a number of mock drafts and apparently too good a player for the Broncos to pass up.

      Denver is still in need of a pass rusher to replace Elvis Dumervil and also seeks help in the defensive backfield and at running back.