QB, Kentucky | 6’3” 233 lbs
- Howitzer for an arm…one of the most gifted passers in the last decade
- Ran a extra sophisticated college offense and found success in the most competitive conference in college football
- Great blend of size and athleticism…very mobile
- Showed poise on a very bad 2022 Wildcats team…he was only reason why they were in games…lost 3 All Americans from 2021 team including WR1 Wan’Dale Robinson
- Processing speed had promise, but will be a big step up as it is for many
- Production was fine, but nothing incredible…just 43 TDs and 23 interceptions over last two seasons
- Will be challenged to protect the ball early on, but has gunslinger mentality…doesn’t work in every system
NFL Comparison: Shades of Brett Farve
Range: Top 10
Despite his less than stellar production, Will Levis is a big-time name within the NFL scouting community. It is easy to get deterred by a guy that puts up 109 yards passing in a loss to Vanderbilt, but fans need to remember that these players are not being scouted on college production, rather on their upside and potential. It’s easy to see the upside when you watch Levis throw the ball, but will he ever develop into a successful NFL QB? Levis has a naturally gifted arm with insanely fast release and next level zip. The 2022 raw numbers have been disheartening, but it is worth mentioning that he has thrown for 40 TDs and completed over 66% of his passes since transferring to Kentucky.
Despite a tough 2022 season, Levis has still showcased an arm worthy of an NFL passer and is one of the few prospects that has shown shades of Mahomes or Josh Allen level arm talent. Levis likely would’ve been the 1st QB selected last year in the putrid 2022 class and likely will be in the top 3 of the 2023 class. I think part of the dip this year is largely due to Levis being on a horrible Kentucky team that lost several key players on their offensive line as well as a 2nd round receiver. Levis will be one of the headliners playing in the Senior Bowl, which will give scouts a first hand experience with the signal caller to kick off the draft season.