KC Chiefs 2015 NFL Draft Grade Card: Ramik Wilson

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Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Ramik Wilson (51) – Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The KC Chiefs selected Georgia’s Ramik Wilson with their lone pick of the fourth round. The 6’2”, 237-pound linebacker, was a teammate of Kansas City’s first, third-round pick, wide receiver Chris Conley.

Any team can select Jameis Winston with the first overall pick. However, drafts (and Super Bowls) are won and lost with mid- and late-round selections. The KC Chiefs are hoping they found a gem in the fourth round when they selected linebacker Ramie Wilson out of Georgia.

Wilson, a two-year starter for a very good SEC team, recorded 110 tackles (seven for a loss) his senior season, including two sacks, a pass defended and one forced fumble. That was after being named first team All-SEC and leading the conference in assisted (78), and total tackles (133), during his junior campaign.

The Chiefs were one of a handful of teams to meet with Wilson before the draft, and they obviously liked what they saw and heard. According to Jake Rowe of 247Sports, Wilson was confident he would fit in wherever he landed.

"On playing outside linebacker in the 3-4 for his first two years in Athens and inside linebacker for his last two in the same alignment… Wilson: “I think it helped me. I learned different things from outside linebacker — how to rush the passer, how to spill, and do everything. It was a real easy transition. I had great players in front of me to help show me how to play the game. I had Alec Ogletree at inside linebacker and Jarvis (Jones) at outside. I learned a lot from both of them on how to play the game and how to prepare so it was real easy.”"

When on the field in Kansas City it would be most natural for him to play inside. Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star wrote before the draft that Wilson “had the look” of a weak side linebacker in a 4-3 scheme, but could handle playing in a 3-4 if drafted by a team like the Chiefs.

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