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Former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson visited Auburn on Tuesday and is considering a transfer to the defending national champions. Although he only has one year of eligibility remaining, he graduated early from NC State, making him eligible to play immediately.

Wilson threw for 3,663 yards and 28 touchdowns last season at NC State. But NC State coach Tom O’Brien, decided to go with Mike Glennon as starting quarterback after becoming frustrated with Wilson dividing his commitments between football and baseball.

Wilson, an infielder for the Asheville Tourists, a Class A minor league team of the Colorado Rockies, has been granted a release from NC State and

Auburn, which lost Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton to the NFL draft, has had no quarterback emerge as the Tigers’ clear starter during spring practice.

He’s a better passer than Cam, but obviously doesn’t have the strength or size. Nonetheless, if he went to Auburn…O boy…

 Evaluating every draft pick here at: http://twitter.com/KurtisO

Ryan Mallett: Will be the most successful QB out of this class. Has the best deep ball I’ve seen in awhile, hitting all his receivers in full stride. Ben Roethlisberger clone, being deceptively agile for his size, a proven winner and able to make every throw while off balance or not. But like Big Ben, he has issues off the field as well…

Jake Locker: Is the most overrated QB I’ve seen in years. My favorite quote from analysts that love him “Great QB, but struggles with his accuracy,” thats an oxymoron. If he were black they’d been trying to switch his position.

Cam Newton: Won’t be decent till his third year. His delivery is too slow and mechanical. Would be best drafted into a apprentice position but will be forced into action to try and help the $ struggles of one of the struggling teams (Bills, Panthers, Jags…).

Patrick Peterson: Is the real deal, no question about it. Even if he somehow failed at corner, he’d still be an above average safety. It’s hard to be a consistent Pro Bowler at corner but he will be a 10 year vet and earn at least 2 earned All-Pro nods.

Julio Jones: His body and skills should translate well to the league but he is injury prone so will probably never reach his full potential. Will make 2 Pro Bowls though.

AJ Green: May be limited in the pros because of his thin frame, but should translate to a good route-centered system.

Prince Amukamara: Is and has been overrated since 09 season. Sometimes pundits fall in love with big corners far too easy. Had too many PIs and was exposed in man coverage.

Nick Fairley: Is getting screwed over. How many DTs could make themselves a household name like he did during the National Championship? He’s being called a 1 year wonder but I’d take that over inconsistency any day.

Von Miller: Will be efficient but not as phenomenal as the pundits think. He reminds me of DJ Williams on the Broncos but could be an athletic flop like Boss Bailey in the 03 draft.

Marcell Dareus: Didn’t live up to the hype in college so why would he do it in the pros? He’s a good run stuffer but shouldn’t be drafted high for that. If he goes to a 3-4 scheme as projected, he’s doomed. Think Glenn Dorsey.

Blaine Gabbert: Was awarded “top QB” by default after Andrew Luck decided to stay at Stanford and the QB field was left thin. I’d stay away from him because he has Alex Smith and David Carr written all over him…

Mark Ingram: Is a great running back who is criticized for his speed and size. Similar to Knowshon Moreno when he left Georgia, in that they may not have all the measurements and fastest times but do have that “it” factor and can turn the field into a video game. Think a more physical Ahmad Bradshaw.

Will be commenting on every draft pick: http://twitter.com/KurtisO

Florida’s top player, senior cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been dismissed from the football team after his second drug-related arrest in three months. The announcement was made via Twitter (ahh the world we live in today) by new Florida coach Will Muschamp.

Jenkins was first arrested Jan. 24, when police found him with less than 20 grams of marijuana in the bathroom of a Gainesville nightclub. He accepted a plea agreement with the state attorney’s office was ordered to pay court costs of $316.

Most recently he was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession when police found him smoking in at a downtown parking lot (Idiot!).

Jenkins, was named All-Southeastern Conference first team by The Associated Press and decided to stay in school even though he was projected as a high first-round pick. Now there’s a chance he may enter the supplemental draft. Way to blow your chance kid!

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