Another proud tradition for the Kansas City Chiefs is their ability to march out talented linebackers. The history with this group is long and distinguished. If you were to make a Mount Rushmore of Chiefs players, you could make a good argument for it to consist of just linebackers.
It’s a tradition that is carried on today with Johnson, Houston, and Hali. But will it continue into the future?
Linebackers can be very tough to gauge for scouts and personnel people. Some of the best college linebackers have turned into nothing in the NFL. So far, John Dorsey hasn’t really made his mark with this group. Sure, he re-signed the big three and found Josh Mauga, but he hasn’t had any of his youngsters break through yet. However, that may change soon as the team has some promising players on the roster.
Ramik Wilson – Wilson saw the field early on in his Chiefs career as he filled in for the injured Josh Mauga. Despite being out of position for his skill set, Wilson handled the pressure and played well. For the long term though, he projects better as an eventual replacement for Derrick Johnson’s role, where he’ll be able to use his athleticism to make plays.
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