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Coach Reid Impressed With ILB Ramik Wilson

The Chiefs’ fourth-round pick has already made a strong impression through the three days of rookie minicamp


Ramik Wilson, the Chiefs' fourth-round selection out of Georgia in this year's NFL Draft, noticed the difference between college football and the pros almost immediately.

"Everybody's great," he said after the Chiefs' last rookie minicamp practice Monday afternoon. "Everybody's fast; everybody's strong."

Though Wilson comes from one of the country's premier college football teams and conferences in Georgia and the SEC, he quickly relinquished the idea that it could make competing in the NFL any easier. He realized that the professional realm is a whole different animal entirely, so his strategy was to place special focus on the details over the course of the past three days.

"All the little things are going to help you," he said. "That's why I have to study my playbook harder, know my plays, my adjustments and I have to make all the calls, so I have to be on point for everything."

Wilson, in many ways, has already been on point. He had one interception during live sessions on Sunday and collected two more on Monday.

"He's got strong hands and he's got a knack for making plays here," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Wilson. "He's done a nice job, a very nice job."

But even though Wilson acknowledged his very early success, he assured that he isn't close to being satisfied.

"I've made a couple good plays here and there, but I had a couple in error," he said. "It's never going to be perfect, but I just have to correct the little things and once that's taken care of, I can take my game to another level."

The coaching staff has already shared with Wilson what that may entail as he continues to work towards training camp.

"Understand the game a little bit more, know my personnel, what plays I can get out of this formation, little tendencies, O-Linemen stances, quarterback mannerisms, stuff like that."

It's a laundry list for a rookie who out of the gate has shown a lot of talent.

As he walked off the field Monday, his rookie camp experience behind him, he said that he wanted to show the Kansas City coaches that he is a "big-time player that can help make an impact on the defense."

Though there are many more practices to go before training camp, the former All-SEC linebacker is certainly off to a strong start.

With the 118th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select LB Ramik Wilson.

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