Kentucky junior QB Will Levis has an 80+ PFF grade as a passer and rusher.
Levis (6'3"/222) had an incredible 2021 season after transferring from Penn State and is now heading into 2022 with a ton of hype. He finished the season with 2,826 passing yards and 24 touchdowns, 376 rushing yards, and nine touchdowns. His ability to move the ball with both his arms and legs earned him the honor of being the first SEC QB to earn an 80+ passing and rushing grade. He’s already getting the talk about being a top quarterback in the 2023 draft, and a great 2022 season will solidify it.
Kentucky redshirt senior QB Will Levis is expected to be one of the best players at the position in 2022.
Levis (6'3/222) is largely projected as a top-10 quarterbacks ahead of the 2022 college football season. For Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus, he's QB4. Renner ranked him directly ahead of Anthony Richardson of Florida and just behind Tanner McKee of Stanford: "Levis is one of the rare college quarterbacks whose PFF grade is actually better than his stats might suggest. That’s because he suffered from a rough case of turnover luck. He threw 13 interceptions last season but recorded only 11 turnover-worthy plays. That’s fewer than C.J. Stroud, who finished with just six interceptions."
Kentucky redshirt senior QB Will Levis isn't placing his focus on the hype ahead of the season.
Levis (6'3/222) is expected to be a first-rounder in 2023 after last year's meteoric rise that continued through the offseason, but he isn't letting it affect him. He elaborated upon this with CBS Sports Radio: “When that came out, obviously I don’t actively seek that out in the media, but if you’re on social media at all or what have you, there’s no way to not see it,” Levis said. “I had people sending it to me, and it popped up in my feed a couple times. But I can’t lie, it’s pretty cool seeing that stuff. You’ve got to just throw it away and keep focusing on what really matters, which is just working out right now and getting ready for this next season. As long as we have the season like we’re hoping to have, then everything else will fall into place.”
Pro Football Network's NFL Draff analyst Cam Mellor mocked Kentucky redshirt junior QB Will Levis at number nine to Seattle in his recent mock draft.
Mellor cites Levis' (6'3/222) smooth natural throwing motion and quick decision making as reasons why the Kentucky signal caller is perhaps the top returning SEC signal caller (Spencer Rattler is not a returning SEC starter, he points out). His ability to move the ball with both his arms and legs earned him the honor of being the first SEC QB to earn an 80+ passing and rushing grade in the same season, no small feat. Though the Seahawks could make a play for Baker Mayfield, the better long term play is to eat a season under Drew Lock and pivot to a quarterback you can build around under a rookie deal.
Kentucky redshirt junior QB Will Levis has flashes a lot of potential in multiple statistical categories.
There are few quarterbacks as appealing from an athletic and physical standpoint as Levis (6'3/222) ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. Add that to the fact he's been working on his mechanics and is steadily growing as a passer, and that makes for a prospect who could have immense success at the NFL level. Levis has already done quite well on the play-action pass, currently the second-highest graded quarterback in the category (91.5) since 2020, falling behind only Spencer Rattler (South Carolina).
Kentucky redshirt junior QB Will Levis completed 18-of-24 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-19 loss to Ole Miss.
Levis (6'3/232) is considered among the top-tier of 2023 eligible quarterbacks, with ESPN's Todd McShay mentioning on the sidelines of the game that he talked to several NFL personnel people in the lead up to the game and some have said Levis is the top quarterback in this year's QB class. While that assertion is too rich for our blood with CJ Stroud and Bryce Young already proven and ready to take the next step. Levis has a prototype frame that entices scouts into Josh Allen-esque comparisons should he be able to translate his physical tools into NFL caliber passing acumen. The Kentucky signal caller is currently the consensus number three quarterback from the 2023 class and a potential first-round NFL Draft selection.
Oct 1, 2022, 6:56 PM ET