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Terry Wilson near the bottom of SEC QB Power Rankings

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Can you make an argument that he should be higher?

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The Kentucky Wildcats are sitting at 1-2 in this odd SEC-only football season. They should be 2-1. They could be 3-0. While you cannot change past performance, looking ahead there remains a few question marks about the ceiling for this team, and a big reason for that is quarterback play.

Terry Wilson looked rusty in the season opener and made some big mistakes. He played well and put up a lot of points against Ole Miss, only to struggle mightily against Mississippi State in victory. So what do we make of his ability? Where does he rank among other SEC quarterbacks? According to Saturday Down South, he checks in at No. 10.

Saturday Down South SEC QB Power Rankings

  1. Mac Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Kyle Trask, Florida Gators
  3. Matt Corral, Ole Miss Rebels
  4. Stetson Bennett, Georgia Bulldogs
  5. Kellen Mond, Texas A&M Aggies
  6. Feleipe Franks, Arkansas Razorbacks
  7. Myles Brennan, LSU Tigers
  8. Bo Nix, Auburn Tigers
  9. Connor Bazelak, Missouri Tigers
  10. Terry Wilson, Kentucky Wildcats
  11. K.J. Costello, Mississippi State Bulldogs
  12. Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee Volunteers
  13. Collin Hill, South Carolina
  14. Ken Seals, Vanderbilt Commodores

Wilson was also No. 10 on last week’s list, so it seems as though his poor performance on Saturday did not have a major impact on this decision. This is what the Matt Hinton of Saturday Down South had to say about Kentucky’s signal caller:

“In Kentucky’s first 2 games, Wilson accounted for 281 and 280 yards, respectively – the 2nd- and 3rd-best totals of his career – in a pair of deflating losses. On Saturday, he accounted for just 123 yards in a lopsided UK win over Mississippi State in which the Wildcats as a team averaged a whopping 3.0 yards per play. That bumped his record to 13-5 as a starter and should tell you all you need to know about his ideal role on this team: The less he has to do, the better.”

That is anything but flattering, but it is difficult to argue with his points. If Wilson excels, this team can do really well. But when he struggles, it will be very difficult to win. Where would you rank Terry Wilson among SEC quarterbacks?