In 2018 C.J. Conrad caught 30 passes thrown by Terry Wilson. The future NFL tight end believes we have not yet seen the best from Wilson.
“I expect huge things out of Terry. I think he’s going to be one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC next year,” Conrad told Matt Jones on Kentucky Sports Radio.
“He’s just scratching the surface. This semester was his first full year at Kentucky. Everything is about confidence with a quarterback I feel like. There’s a lot of things thrown at him and there was games where he showed that he could handle it, like the Florida game. Then in the Texas A&M game, he kind of looked lost out there a little bit. But that’s just all with reps and confidence.”
If you look at Wilson’s stats, the more confident he played, the more passing yards he produced. The passing game was inconsistent, but you could not say it was inefficient. Wilson completed 67.2 percent of his passes, the second-best single-season mark in school history.
“I’m blessed to play with him. He’s going to do some big things. I’m really excited about him. I feel like people don’t talk about him nearly enough.” Conrad told T.J. Walker and I on Kentucky Roll Call that Wilson has the chops to make dramatic improvements.
“I’m really pumped for Terry. I think he has a huge ceiling…He’s got a big development coming for him, and he’s just a hungry, hard worker. The dude is extremely athletic.”
Wilson will also be operating under different conditions. After watching early workouts around the Joe Craft Football Training Facility, Conrad knows the offense will look different in 2019 than it did in 2018.
“When you have Benny Snell, you want to run,” Conrad said. “With him not being there anymore, it’s going to change the style with which we play.”
If Terry meets C.J.’s expectations, there’s going to be a lot of touchdowns in the Bluegrass this fall.