The Kansas City Chiefs are meeting with an inside linebacker expected to be a mid-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Ramik Wilson, 6'2 and 237 pounds, went to Georgia where they held their pro day this week. The Chiefs were at that pro day and, according to a report, they're also setting up a visit with Wilson.
Wilson improved on his 40-yard dash time from the combine at Georgia's pro day Wednesday, running at 4.62 compared to his previous time of 4.77. The 2013 first-team All SEC selection is in the process of setting up visits with the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"They say I play fast, hard, durable, never missed a game, and they like with they see in my athleticism," Wilson said. "I just keep showing them that I am a physical linebacker and have what it takes."
It's not clear if this is a visit to Arrowhead -- the Chiefs only get 30 of those pre-draft visits -- or if the Chiefs are working him out elsewhere. NFL Draft Scout has him as a fourth to fifth round pick. The other @nfldraftscout has him as a late second round grade.
Clearly inside linebacker is a position the Chiefs need to plan for in the coming years. Derrick Johnson isn't getting any younger and the Chiefs need to have a solid plan to replace such an important player. The Chiefs have gone through a number of other players on the inside, including Akeem Jordan, Nico Johnson, Joe Mays and now Josh Mauga.
I don't think you can draft an inside linebacker early enough in this draft. There are first round options if that's the route the Chiefs choose to go and it's a route that wouldn't be that big of a surprise based on what the Chiefs have done in the past.