Originally Posted by Rambozo
The best guys at pre-snap reads are Barkley and Wilson imo. Those two had the ability to audible and change plays and when you watch the tape, you will sometimes see them pointing out assignments under center. barkley will probably be the best at making reads in general - before or after the snap.
Geno often looks suprised and holds the ball a long time before he throws it because he seems to never have an idea of what is coming. To me, it seems like Geno never watched much tape of opposing defenses and it was all about WV doing what they do (never changing their offense). When I watched Geno, 90% of the time he knew which WR he was going to do before the play was ever called. It was going to the guy they practiced throwing it to. You see a lot of the same plays with Geno that are used over and over. He doesn't make many after the snap reads either. He does this maybe 10% of the time.
Nassib and Dysert struggle with reads in general. Before and after the snap. These guys have big issues in this department imo.
Thanks! This is the kind of information I was looking for. Albeit opinionated, as I'm sure others will have different takes. NFL level defenses do a lot to attempt to disguise blitz packages. IMO good pre-snap reads is what truly separates QB's.