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Sylvester Williams, a former Jefferson City Jay who played at North Carolina, runs a drill during the NFL combine earlier this year in Indianapolis. Williams is projected to be a first- or second-round draft pick later this month.

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At the University of North Carolina’s pro day, Sylvester Williams measured 6-foot-2 and 3⁄8 inches tall and 311 pounds. With scouts, coaches and representatives from all 32 NFL teams in attendance, the former Jefferson City Jay had quite the audience as he competed in positional drills for the defensive tackle position.

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