Pro Football Focus released its quarterback rankings for the 2019 season this afternoon. Where did Terry Wilson land? Out of the 130 starting quarterbacks in the FBS, Terry Touchdown comes in at No. 46.
“Wilson takes care of the football when needed in the passing game and can take off with it when all breaks down in front of him,” Cam Mellor writes. “That being said, his anticipatory throws are a thing of beauty but need to come far more than they did a season ago for the Wildcats to be considered a scary aerial attack. Until then, Wilson can rely on his rushing ability that is among the nation’s best. His 692 total rushing yards and 417 yards after contact all lead the conference.”
I agree with all of that. Mellor ranks Terry the ninth best quarterback in the SEC behind Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama), Jake Fromm (Georgia), Joe Burrow (LSU), Jarrett Guarantano (Tennessee), Kellen Mond (Texas A&M), Kelly Bryant (Missouri), Jake Bentley (South Carolina), and Feleipe Franks (Florida). Other Kentucky opponents on the list: Eastern Michigan’s Mike Glass III (56); Tommy Stevens, the Penn State transfer now at Mississippi State (63); Toledo’s Mitchell Guadagni (69); whoever wins the job at Vanderbilt between Riley Neal and Deuce Wallace (85); Ben Hicks or Nick Starkel at Arkansas (102); and…Louisville’s Jawon “Puma” Pass (128).
“Pass’ accuracy was an effort in futility a season ago and he finished with an adjusted completion percentage of just 63.7%. He returns as the second lowest-graded full-time quarterback from a year ago and will have to improve to keep his job this season.”