As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.
Ramik Wilson (ILB), Georgia
6’2” | 237 lbs.
110 tackles, 7 for a loss, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble
What scouts are saying:
"Wilson could use more thump in his game. He will occasionally flash explosiveness, but we don't see it enough. Productive over the last two years, with ability to come in and help on special teams. Attack- oriented defense could turn Wilson into a more urgent player, but he might have to prove he can be more than just a backup linebacker." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
"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." - Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com
Fit for the Bears:
It doesn't appear as though Wilson would fit in with the Monsters of the Midway, judging on the analysis given by Brugler. But 110 tackles in the SEC is by no means easy, and he's quick enough to be a contributor on special teams. That's a huge area the Bears need to address after last year's pitiful showing, but with so many needs it'd be surprising to see them go after inside linebackers in the 4th round.