Best in the West: John Parker Wilson

Rivals’ ranks J.P. Wilson as the best quarterback in the SEC West. It isn’t surprising—Wilson is the only choice as the season begins. He is a multi-year starter, and a senior. All positives for him and the Tide.

The other SEC West quarterbacks as ranked by Bamaonline below along with some helpful comments from the Capstone Report:
2. Casey Dick of Arkansas. I know Bobby Petrino works miracles with quarterbacks, but I believe this ranking is overly optimistic—or a reflection of just how bad the quarterbacks are in the SEC West this year.

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3. Jevan Snead of Ole Miss. What do we really know about Snead? Not much. I’d probably rank him lower.

4. Kodi Burns of Auburn. Burns is ranked this low simply because of his problems last year connecting on passes. His completion percentage in limited action last year was 38.5 percent. He was 1-4 in the Peach Bowl. For Burns to have a big year, he must perform like he did in the Spring. However, as I like to warn Alabama fans, the Spring isn’t the Fall. For the Spread to work, the quarterback must do a little of both passing and running. Once Burns gets a few SEC games in the new system, these rankings will change.

5. Wesley Carroll of MSU. He’s got some experience, and upset Kentucky. Wait, did I say someone upset Kentucky. Something is wrong with football these days.

6. Andrew Hatch of LSU. Ryan Perrilloux’s understudy now takes the stage because of Perrilloux’s inability to stay out of trouble. Hatch will have many weapons around him, and could end up at the top if LSU wins the division.