Will Levis NFL Draft Profile – Will he be the second QB taken?

Will Levis NFL Draft Profile – Will he be the second QB taken?
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Will Levis, the former Kentucky star, is one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft. Odds have shifted over the last week, putting him as the favorite to be taken as the second quarterback off the board. 

Alabama’s Bryce Young is touted by sportsbooks to be the first quarterback selected and the No. 1 overall pick.

Will Levis Draft Profile

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Age: 23
  • Hometown: Madison, CT
  • Class: Senior
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 229 lbs
  • Arm: 32”
  • Hand: 10 5/8’’
  • Wingspan: 78 1/8”
  • 40-yard dash: 4.72 seconds

NFL Combine

At the combine, Levis received a production score of 77, putting him at No. 5 among all quarterback prospects. His total score of 81 also was fifth.

The 23-year-old reportedly scored a 93-of-99 on the S2 cognition test (designed to showcase a player’s ability to process data). The exam replaced the Wonderlic. He earned the same result as Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. 

An executive for an NFL team in the NFC had the following assessment of Levis’ outlook as a professional quarterback:

“People are being too hard on him from what I’m seeing in the media. He was hurt for most of the year and gutted it out. He’s a good teammate, he’s big and he has arm talent. I like the pro potential a lot. He just needs to get healthy and keep working at it.”

Will Levis College Career

Levis played for both Penn State and Kentucky during his collegiate career.

Penn State

The Madisonville, CT native was at Penn State for two years (redshirted his first year). He threw for three touchdowns compared to two interceptions and rushed for six touchdowns during eight starts (seven came in 2020).

Levis then transferred to Kentucky for his final two years of college.


During his two years as an SEC starter, the 6-foot-4, 229-pounder passed for 5,218 yards and 43 touchdowns. Levis’ career ended with a 17-7 record while he donned the Kentucky blue and white.

The dual-threat quarterback had a completion percentage of 65.9 for an average of 8.0 yards per attempt. He also rushed for 11 touchdowns during his two years as a Wildcat.


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Levis, a 3-star prospect, concluded his high school career with 5,419 passing yards and 55 touchdown passes, as well as 327 rushing yards and 12 scores via the ground. 

The signal-caller was named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s (CHSCA) Top 25 list and earned second-team Walter Camp All-Connecticut accolades.

Projected Pick/Landing Spot: No. 2 to Houston

On many sportsbooks, including William Hill, Levis has 17/10 (+170) odds to be selected as the No. 2 overall pick.

Houston is in dire need of a quarterback and there’s a high possibility they choose Levis to lead their franchise into the future. 

The organization did hire a defensive-minded coach in DeMeco Ryans (former San Francisco defensive coordinator) during the offseason so there are rumors he’ll lean towards either Will Anderson Jr. or Tyree Wilson.

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