College Football 2011: Can Russell Wilson Be an Elite Big Ten QB?

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College Football 2011: Can Russell Wilson Be an Elite Big Ten QB?
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How well will Russell Wilson do as the new starting quarterback at Wisconsin?

Can new Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson become one of the elite quarterbacks in the Big Ten this year?

The answer is "No". However, before explaining the answer, we need to consider what is triggering the question.

Last month we looked at how the conference quarterbacks stacked up with the departure of Terrelle Pryor. Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa secured the No. 1 spot and was declared the favorite for the Big Ten Player of the Year.

Michigan State's Kirk Cousins and Nebraska's Taylor Martinez are expected to perform well at quarterback and lead their teams to a division title and a spot in the Big Ten championship game. Russell Wilson may be just the quarterback Wisconsin needs to take their shot at the conference title.

You also have to keep an eye on Michigan's Denard Robinson, Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase and Purdue's Rob Henry.  How does Wilson compare with the previously listed top six quarterbacks?

Take a look at this update of the top seven quarterbacks in the Big Ten..

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