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Ramik Wilson Latest Bulldog Drafted By The Chiefs

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I don't know the way to Santa Fe, but I know the road to Kansas City apparently now runs through Athens, Georgia. Ramik Wilson just became the latest Bulldog collegian drafted by the Chiefs, going as the 118th pick in the 4th round.

Ramik Wilson came to Athens as a speedy linebacker out of Tampa (Jefferson HS) and grew into an every down contributor through a myriad of coaching and scheme changes. Ramik appeared in eight games as a true freshman in 2011 and became a fixture by his sophomore season, appearing in thirty six games, making twenty five starts, and racking up tackles like nobody's business.

Wilson led the SEC in total tackles in 2013 with 133, and led Georgia in  solo tackles in 2014. During that 2013 season Wilson was also named first team All-SEC by both the Associated Press and the league coaches, though he dropped to the second team in 2014. That wasn't due to any significant droop-off in performance by Wilson, but really more tackles being made by the improving Georgia front four.

In Wilson the Chiefs get an accomplished pass rusher who has grown into a solid player against the run during his time in Athens. His skills in coverage are also good enough that he could project at either inside or outside linebacker in either 3-4 or 4-3 schemes. The name of the game with Ramik Wilson is versatility, exactly what you want out of a day three pick.