MontanaHawk05 wrote:Very few quarterbacks in the NFL are tall enough to see over their offensive line at all times. Even if a 6'5" lineman loses 3 inches from being bent at the waist as he engages a defender, a 6'3" QB will have only an inch advantage and will only see flashes of the top of a distant receiver's helmet amongst a roiling sea of arms and shoulders on his line.
And once your QB is tall enough to consistently see over, the defense can read his eyes all the time and Scottemojo starts muttering "daddy long-legs".
Every QB is dependent on his offensive line to create passing lanes. Wilson may be somewhat more dependent, but every QB is dependent to some degree.
Very, very few interior linemen are 6'5". OT's are often this height, but they end up out of the QB's sight-lines.
When a QB's eyes can be read, it allows them to "look off" a defender, and helps a good QB get receivers open.
It's pretty simple: Wilson needs to show that he can throw short passes to a hot receiver without perfect throwing lanes, or his height is a huge problem. These are usually the easiest passes for a rookie to complete, and absolutely necessary to beat the blitz.