UGA LB Ramik Wilson Goes to Kansas City


The Kansas City Chiefs select University of Georgia’s tackling machine LB Ramik Wilson with the 118th overall pick.  Wilson joins teammate Chris Conley in KC to play for Andy Reid.  Apparently the Chiefs love them some Dawgs, as Wilson and Conley join former teammates QB Aaron Murray and All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston in Kansas City.  All three UGA players picked thus far will now suit up in the Show Me State.

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Wilson brings a ton of experience at linebacker to an already solid Chiefs team.  Ramik rarely left the field in Athens, playing the vast majority of defense snaps for the Dawgs each of the last two seasons.  This will be the third defense Ramik will have to learn in as many years as Jeremy Pruitt took over for Todd Grantham at Georgia his senior season as his defensive coordinator.  This never really seemed to be a problem for the linebacker projected to fall inside for the KC 3-4 defensive scheme.

Even if Ramik Wilson has questions about the Chiefs front seven scheme, he will have no problem picking Justin Houston’s brain.  I bet he is thrilled to be playing alongside Houston this time in Arrowhead.

Bill Polian likes his instincts and speed at the weak inside linebacker position for the Kansas City Chiefs.  He’s a sure tackler in space, but needs to improve on taking charge as opposed to reacting.

KC, I loved Ramik Wilson for the Dawgs. He rarely made mistakes for the Dawgs in their 3-4 scheme.  He’s not the most vocal of leaders and prefers to let his play on the field do the talking for him.  Wilson has great football IQ, having to learn two different defenses as an upperclassmen.  He should do just fine for the Chiefs both on the field and in the classroom.  You’re getting another DGD.