Wilkerson not ready to start Dan Leberfeld

Look-it, I think Mo Wilkerson is an excellent defensive line prospect with Pro Bowl potential.

But for Rex to make him an immediate starter is a little bit of a reach.

He’s not ready.

Remember, he came out of school early, after his junior year, so he’s really raw.

And on top of that, he didn’t face the best competition in the MAC, so he has a bigger step up than perhaps an SEC defensive lineman.

He has a lot of work to do.

Remember, he didn’t get much needed work with the coaches in the spring, due to the lockout.

Take your time with the kid.

Ropati Pitoitua and Marcus Dixon are more ready to start than Wilkerson.