NFL Draft Scouting Report: QB Will Levis, Kentucky

Will Levis comes from an athletic family: his parents played college sports, his great-grandfather Dave Kelley won the 1939 national championship with Cornell and spent more than 20 years coaching. Levis spent the first three seasons of his career at Penn State, but did not make the roster. He played for Kentucky in 2021 and 2022 and was team captain. Graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree in finance.

QB Will Levis

Height: 6'3''

Weight: 232 lbs.

40 time: 4.72 seconds

Will Levis Stats

2406 yards and 19 passing touchdowns

Will Levis Scouting Report: Strenghts

  • Has the physique of a linebacker
  • has one of the strongest arms in the draft class
  • stats do not fully reflect his effectiveness due to receiving errors
  • spent most of his career playing under pressure behind weak line
  • demonstrated good throwing accuracy
  • quick to process information, smart, graduated with the highest grade and was invited to Ivy League universities
  • confident

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Will Levis Scouting Report: Weaknesses

  • Mechanics need a lot of work
  • poor blitz recognition
  • not patient enough in envelope
  • makes footwork mistakes
  • leadership skills are questionable, he's compared to Zach Wilson in this aspect

Will Levis Scouting Report: Summary

Athletic, well-built quarterback. Epitomizes the "bet on what you've got" approach -- very strong arm, ability to throw into tight windows.

At Kentucky, he played in schemes close to the ideas of Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan, so should adapt pretty quickly to NFL demands.

One of his major problems has been his high number of losses, but they are partly the fault of his team's linemen and receivers.

Will Levis doesn't make the best decisions at times, and there are problems with his throwing mechanics as well. Levis has talent and great physicality, but it will take time to develop. He could be the next Josh Allen or another Carson Wentz.

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