Boasting an impressive combination of speed and explosiveness, Wilson burst onto the national scene in 2013, becoming just the third Georgia defender to lead the SEC in total tackles and led the conference in combined stops the past two seasons. He needs to blow up blocks instead of wasting steps going around them, taking himself out of the play due to his lack of functional power. Wilson is a good effort player with chase and tackling skills to compete for starting reps at the next level, but he can be a liability in coverage, often leaving the field in college on third downs and obvious passing situations. He projects best on the outside as a strongside linebacker in a 4-3 alignment.
Wilson saw limited action as a freshman and sophomore, totaling 10 tackles in 18 games. He became the starting inside linebacker as a junior in 2013 and led the SEC in total tackles (133), adding 11.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks, earning All-SEC First Team honors. He finished second on the team in tackles (110) as a senior in 2014 with 7.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and a forced fumbles, earning Second Team All-SEC honors.
STRENGTHS: 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. Read/reacts well to patrol the middle of the field. Heady and plays decisive. Uses his length well to wrap and finish. High-character player with reliable work ethic. Highly productive tackler with 243 total tackles the past two seasons, the most in the SEC over that span.
WEAKNESSES: Struggles to disengage and gets hung up in the trash with questionable functional strength. Prefers to go around blockers even when quickest route is to try and go through them. Too easily bullied near the line of scrimmage and in the middle of the field, struggling to keeping himself clean. Cover athleticism isn't a strength and needs to do a better job identifying keys and trusting his eyes. Often late to locate and can be distracted by eye candy. Too reactionary with suspect anticipation and needs to do a better job reading the pass-catcher to make a play on the ball. Wild angles with room to clean up his footwork. Too much of a hugger and needs to be more of a striker. Suffered a concussion during summer 2014.
05/05/2015 - The Chiefs love the Bulldogs, as they picked two University of Georgia players in the 2015 NFL Draft to make five choices in the last four years. Wide receiver Chris Conley went in the third round and then in the fourth, the Chiefs grabbed linebacker Ramik Wilson from the Bulldogs. He joins outside linebacker Justin Houston (3rd-round/2011), defensive back Sanders Commings (5th-round/2013) and quarterback Aaron Murray (5th-round/2014). "I think it's a great fit," Wilson said of joining the Chiefs. "We've got former Bulldogs there and I'm ready to learn the playbook, meet my new teammates and get to work. It's going to be great. I'm so excited." Wilson said he knows Houston from the times the NFL's leading sacker in 2014 returned to Athens for rehab work over the last few years. "I know him pretty well," he said of Houston. "We've had the opportunity to talk a lot." - The Sports Xchange