Will Levis Rookie Profile King Fantasy Sports

QB - Will Levis - QB - Kentucky

Welcome to the rookie profile for Will Levis. If you’re going into the 2023 rookie draft looking for the prototypical pocket passer, look no further as I bring you, Will Levis. Levis is going to be the most polarizing quarterback in this draft class. Those who love him will be confident that he is the second coming of Josh Allen, while those who hate him will tell you he is nothing more than Jay Cutler 2.0.  Regardless of what you believe, Levis has all the tools to be an elite quarterback for years to come. If Levis lands in the right spot at the NFL Draft he could easily develop into a Ben Roethlisberger-type quarterback.


Height: 6′ 4″

Weight: 229 lbs

Age: 24

40-yard dash: DNP 

3-cone drill: DNP

20-yard shuttle: DNP

Vertical Jump: 34″

Broad Jump: 10-4

Bench Press: DNP

*age is at the start of player’s rookie year

College Stats

Passing Table
*2019Penn StateBig TenSOQB6284759.62234.73.722105.0
2020Penn StateBig TenSOQB8335560.04217.78.010130.3
Penn State6110259.86446.36.032118.6
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/23/2023.

Notable Headlines

Will Levis was a 3-star recruit coming out of Xavier High School where he turned down multiple Ivy League scholarship offers to attend Penn State.

He redshirted as a true freshman with Penn State in 2018 and played in only 6 games in 2019 where he threw for an unimpressive 223 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

In 2020 with Penn State, Levis played in only 8 games where he totaled 421 yards passing with 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions.

Levis transferred to Kentucky for his junior season in 2021 where he exploded onto the scene throwing for 2,826 yards with 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 13 games en route to being named team captain. Will was also named The Walter Comp Connecticut Player of the Year.

Will returned to Kentucky for his senior season in 2022 where his stats took a slight hit due to a combination of issues such as poor offensive line play and losing the majority of his skilled weapons to the NFL. Despite this, he still managed to throw for 2,406 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Scouting Report


For Levis, the positives are obvious. His physical traits resemble that of a prototypical quarterback. At 6’4” and 230 lbs he is the perfect physical quarterback specimen. 

His lightning-quick release, paired with a cannon of an arm and pinpoint accuracy give him the highest upside since Trevor Lawrence.

Levis is extremely intelligent and even behind a poor offensive line his intelligence allowed him to make plays when his protection broke down.

His rushing ability may not be at the level of the elite rushing quarterbacks but Levis should have a solid rushing floor similar to that of the aforementioned Lawrence.


Despite Levis’s long list of physical traits, his negatives are glaring. Levis is an extremely raw talent who is going to need time as well as the right coach to develop to his full potential.

Levis has very raw and inconsistent mechanics which lead to erratic throws at times, normally resulting in an interception.

Although Levis has the intelligence to be an elite quarterback he sometimes struggles to read defenses and needs to develop more patience in the pocket.

The final flaw in Levis’s game is his touch on the ball. Levis often relies too heavily on his arm strength and tries to force rocket throws into tight coverage instead of waiting for the play to develop and dropping in a throw with a little less zip on it.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Top 10 Pick

Ideal Landing Spot- Carolina Panthers

Levis would benefit from going to a stable team with a coach who has a proven track record of developing young quarterbacks. The ideal fit for him would be the Carolina Panthers and their newly hired head coach Frank Reich. Reich is the “QB whisperer” and there are few coaches I would trust more to develop Levis to his full potential.

The Panthers showed signs of life in 2022 and in the weak NFC South could easily find themselves as contenders with the right quarterback. The Panthers aren’t loaded up and down the roster with weapons but DJ Moore makes for a desirable target for a rookie quarterback.

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