KC Chiefs Take Ramik Wilson In The Fourth Round


With the first pick for the KC Chiefs on the third day of the 2015 NFL Draft they used their fourth round selection (118th overall) to draft Georgia inside linebacker Ramik Wilson.

The selection of Wilson makes him the second player out of Georgia taken after the KC Chiefs selected Chris Conley in the third round.

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"Well-put-together size for the position with good bulk and length. More than enough speed and pursuit skills. Athletic enough to flip and run down the seam with pass-catchers, positioning himself well downfield. Comfortable and coordinated in his drops. Smooth lateral movements, staying balanced on the move with natural change of direction skills. Nice job mirroring and keeping his pads square at the line of scrimmage with closing burst downhill.-Courtesy of Dane Brugler of CBS Sports"

Wilson fills an obvious hole where the KC Chiefs were exposed last year. The only thing as bad as their offensive line in 2014 was their rush defense. Losing Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito didn’t help that but there was still plenty of room for improvement at inside linebacker.

In the first round of the draft the KC Chiefs selected Washington cornerback Marcus Peters. Peters has had some issues off the field but his talent on the field is undeniable.

The Chiefs followed that up by drafting Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Mitch Morse. Morse is coveted for being able to play any of the five positions on the offensive line. Andy Reid has always preferred versatile offensive linemen.

With their first of two third round picks the KC Chiefs traded up four spots with the Minnesota Vikings and selected Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley. Conley didn’t have the most productive college career, but he was a freak at the combine and has show real potential. There is more to Conley than being a combine freak though as my KC Kingdom Co-Editor John Viril explained this morning.

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In the trade between the KC Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings the Chiefs gave up their third round pick (80 overall) and a sixth round pick (193rd overall) to move up to the 76th overall pick.

With their final pick of day two the KC Chiefs used their first compensatory pick (98th overall) to select Oregon State cornerback Steven Nelson. The Chiefs were obviously not satisfied with their secondary in 2014 because they have used two of their first four picks on cornerbacks.

The KC Chiefs are still scheduled for four more picks including the 172nd and 173rd in the fifth round, 217th in the sixth round, and the 233rd in the seventh round.

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