Kentucky quarterback Will Levis is one of the top prospects, regardless of position, as we look ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft. A three-star recruit out of Xavier High School in Connecticut, Levis played sparingly in two seasons at Penn State before establishing himself as a top NFL Draft prospect at Kentucky in 2021. He diced up SEC defenses with his arm and his legs, throwing for 2,827 yards and 24 touchdowns while running for nine more scores. While he didn't have as much success this past season -- a porous offensive line, lackluster offensive weapons and several injuries were each contributing factors -- he has a skill set that should translate well to the professional ranks.
Below is a comprehensive draft profile for Levis, including his scouting report, prospect ranking, pro comparison, combine results, college and high school accolades and overall NFL outlook.
Note: This profile will be updated as more information becomes available.
- Age: 23
- Hometown: Madison, Connecticut
- Fun fact: Known to sometimes put mayonnaise in his coffee (watch)
CBS prospect ranking
Position: No. 4 QB | Overall: No. 18 | Rating: 93.17 (All-Pro)
CBS Sports mock drafts
- Ryan Wilson: Chiefs (No. 31)
- Chris Trapasso: Commanders (No. 11)
- Josh Edwards: Colts (No. 4)
- Pete Prisco: Panthers (No. 1)
- Kyle Stackpole: Colts (No. 4)
Expected draft position (via Grinding the Mocks): 8.2 (QB3)
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NFL combine measurements/results
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 229 lbs | Arms: 32" | Hands: 10 5/8"
- 40-yard dash: N/A
- Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches
- Vertical jump: 34 inches
NFL comparison - Wyoming Josh Allen
Will Levis is a tall quarterback with good mass to take on contact. The Penn State transfer has good mobility and does not shy away from contact. Levis has elite arm strength but often gets stuck on his first read and does not complete full-field progressions. Talent evaluators will have to determine how much of his struggles were related to a weak supporting cast, injury, etc., and what is fixable. He is an intelligent player who will compete through injury.
- Great mobility relative to his size
- Elite arm strength
- Great size for the position
- Exposure to a pro-style offense
- Tough, will play through injury
- Battled injury through the 2022 season
- Gets stuck on his first read occasionally
- Subpar production as a senior, did not elevate his team
- Needs to get through full-field reads quicker
|2020 (Penn State)||8||60.0||421||1||0|
|2019 (Penn State)||7||59.6||223||2||2|
|2020 (Penn State)||8||82||260||3.2||3|
|2019 (Penn State)||7||51||213||4.2||3|
- 2021: Two-time FBS National Offensive Player of the Week
- 2021: Two-time Manning Award Quarterback of the Week
- Career: Fourth in program history in 300-yard passing games (six), fifth in touchdown passes (43) and sixth in passing yards (5,233)
- Career: Sixth-most pass yds (5,218) and TD (43) in SEC in past two seasons
- 2021: Seventh player in school history to reach 3,000 yards of total offense in a season
- 2021: Most passing TDs (24) in single season since 2007
- 2021: Only Kentucky QB to have two games in a season of three passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns
- 2021: First Kentucky QB with at least 15 passing touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns in one season since 2003
High school: Xavier (Middletown, Connecticut)
Composite Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (0.8689)
- National: 652 | Pro-style QB: 28 | Connecticut: 2
High school accolades: Offensive Player of the Year (Hartford Courant), second-team Walter Camp All-Connecticut
Check out Will Levis' full 247Sports profile, here. For his MaxPreps profile, click here.