Stacking Up To DJ
I wouldn’t advocate the Kansas City Chiefs sticking with Ramik Wilson unless I had some solid evidence to make my point. Statistics can be manipulated to tell you anything you want to believe. However, they can also provide a basic premise of understanding prior to doing your research. Licensing restrictions prevent me from providing you with the film work I have done on Wilson, but I can give you the stats.
Ramik Wilson finished the 2016 regular season as the third leading tackler on the team with 76 total tackles. Derrick Johnson finished first with 90 tackles. What needs to be immediately noted is that Wilson played 11 games to Johnson’s 13. That is significant. However, it’s not quite as significant as the difference in total snaps where Johnson held an 844 to 570 advantage.
That yields a surprising result in terms of tackles per snap. Derrick Johnson recorded a tackle once every 9.38 snaps. Ramik Wilson once every 7.5 snaps.
There are other interesting stat comparisons here as well. Both players had an interception and three passes defended on the year. However, Ramik Wilson forced a fumble and recovered two while Derrick Johnson did not record a stat in either category. Those kinds of impact plays are important to that position, and Wilson is stepping up in that area.