Will Levis was selected 33rd overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2023 NFL Draft.
When you look up the prototype for an quarterback, you will find a description very similar to Will Levis. The Kentucky and Penn State product proved himself as a pro talent with his exceptional size, athleticism, and throwing ability, despite not possessing the same flash and mobility as other QB prospects.
Let's take a look at what he brings to the pros.
|2022 Stats||2,406 passing yards with 65.4% completion rate and 19 TDs, 10 INTs, 107 rushing yards with two TDs in 11 games.|
Will Levis is arguably the most polarizing prospect among this year's deep quarterback class because he has the size, arm strength, quick release, experience in a pro-style offense and mobility to make a seamless transition to the NFL.
However, there are lingering questions regarding his accuracy, decision-making, and pocket presence under pressure.
The Kentucky QB will also be a little older than a typical rookie next season, which could limit his upside and potential in some scouts' minds.
His college career began at Penn State where he started once as a redshirt freshman in 2019 (28-47-59.6%, 223 yards, two TDs, two INTs passing; 51-213-4.2, three TDs rushing in seven contests) and once in 2020 (33-55-60%, 421 yards, one TD passing; 82-260-3.2, three TDs rushing) before transferring to the Wildcats.
As Kentucky's starter and team captain, he completed 66% of his passes for 2,827 yards and 24 touchdowns, while also leading the Wildcats with nine rushing scores.
In his final year in Lexington, Levis completed 65.4% of his throws for 2,406 yards and 19 TDs with 10 INTs and two rushing scores.
He missed one game with shoulder and turf toe injuries and opted out of the team's bowl game.
In a huge, nationally-televised game against No.1-ranked late in the season, he struggled after being picked off on a 3rd-and-12 from the Bulldogs' 18-yard line when his team were down 3-0 in the second quarter.
There are some questions among the scouting fraternity about his ability on touch passes to all three levels, while some inconsistencies have been seen when he rolls to his left in the face of pressure.