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Will Levis: Is He The Right Fit For The Silver and Black?

Will Levis has been a popular name in several mock drafts linking him with the Las Vegas Raiders. He is widely considered the fourth-best quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft, making him a strong possibility for the Raiders if they are searching for a more long-term option at the quarterback position with their seventh overall pick. Today we will dive into Will Levis as a prospect for the Las Vegas Raiders

Levis spent his first three seasons at Penn State, where he served as a backup to Trace McSorley and Sean Clifford. Despite limited playing time, Levis showed flashes of potential in his limited appearances,

  • Will Levis NFL Draft Profile
  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Kentucky
  • Current Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height/Weight: 6’4, 229 pounds
  • Length: 32″
  • Hand: 10 5/8″

After the 2020 season, Levis entered the transfer portal and sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules. He then competed for the starting job during spring and fall camps, ultimately winning the job over transfer Joey Gatewood, and went on to lead the Wildcats to a 7-5 record, throwing for 1,647 yards and 12 touchdowns while adding 509 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Levis’ career track is unique from that of most first-round QB prospects. The Kentucky QB was a 2018 recruit in the same class as Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. However, 2021 was his first season as a starting signal-caller at the collegiate level. Levis’s unique career track is the main reason there’s uncertainty about his draft stock. Some scouts and analysts see him as a raw prospect with a high ceiling, while others question his decision-making and accuracy as a passer. Nonetheless, his physical tools and athleticism make him an intriguing prospect for teams in need of a quarterback.

I’ve always had confidence in myself. I always thought I was the best quarterback in the country, and nobody else was going to tell me otherwise,” Levis said in a story published by ESPN recently. “I just needed the platform to prove it. I needed the opportunity to get comfortable with playing the position at this level, and I feel like that’s something I didn’t have at Penn State.”

Will Levis


Levis measured in at 6’4″ and 229 pounds and registered a 34-inch vertical leap and a 10’4″ broad jump. He has a 10⅝” hand size and a 32-inch arm length.Levis, who registered the third-fastest throw of the day (59 mph) behind UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson (62 mph) and Florida’s Anthony Richardson (60 mph).

Putting On a Show at The NFL Combine

Will Levis NFL Combine

Levis’ arm strength was on full display during his performance at the combine. He effortlessly launched deep balls downfield with impressive accuracy, showcasing his ability to make big plays in the passing game. His arm talent is one of his greatest assets and could make him a dangerous deep threat at the next level.

Will Levis is bombing interviews “Arrogance, entitlement. Plus… just bizarre”?

Levis should be a lock to be a top quarterback prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft. He has great size, arm strength, and mobility, and he has shown flashes of brilliance during his time at Kentucky. However, he is still somewhat raw as a passer and will need to continue to develop his accuracy and decision-making skills at the next level. There is also character concerns many things can be discovered during the pre-draft interviews .Sometimes I can be a positive for a player to shoot up the board, and others it will cause their stock to plummet. Unfortunately for Levis, he is reportedly suffering from the latter. Chad Forbes buried levis after the combine and even went on to say he may fall out of first round.

Forbes also pointed out that Levis’ lack of accuracy as a passer and poor decision-making on the field are major concerns for NFL teams. He also questioned Levis’ commitment to football, citing his decision to transfer from Penn State to Kentucky as evidence of a lack of loyalty.

Forbes’s assessment of Levis is not positive, but it isn’t likely to hurt his draft stock. While Levis has some impressive physical tools, his lack of consistency and questionable work ethic could make NFL teams hesitant to take a chance on him.

From my perspective, it is fair to ask if teams drafting outside of the top ten spread rumors to make a player fall in the draft, Or a Players’ agents spread of the rumors about their client’s draft stock to create buzz and drive up their value. These are all possibilities

It is important to take all reports with a grain of salt and consider the source. Some sources may have more credibility than others, such as established journalists and insiders with a track record of accurate reporting. Ultimately, it is up to each team to do their own research and evaluation of prospects, rather than relying solely on outside reports.

What We Know About Levis

As mentioned earlier, Levis will need to work on his accuracy and decision-making to fully utilize his arm strength. He will need to develop better touch and placement on his throws and avoid forcing passes into tight coverage.

Levis has shown flashes but has also struggled with consistency and accuracy. However, his God-given tools and athleticism cannot be denied, and he could be a developmental prospect with a high upside for the Raiders.

“That all said, you can still see the tightness in his mechanics, which aren’t a finished product. Levis’ placement on in-breaking throws wasn’t ideal, with some passes arriving behind receivers. Really, the workout reminded me of his tape. There were ‘wow’ throws, but then he missed on ball location on others.

Todd McShay Espn

As of now, it’s difficult to project exactly where Levis will be drafted in the upcoming 2023 NFL draft, as there are still a lot of unknowns about the class. there’s a good chance he’ll be in the mix for a first-round pick. It’s not out of the question that he could be one of the top quarterbacks off the board.



  1. sirtinman727

    April 4, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    If they take a QB in the 1st round I hope it’s Hendon Hooker. Hopefully that would come after we traded back out of the 7th spot and already picked up a Top Rated Defender and picked up a 2nd rounder used to move back up late in the first round to draft Hooker.

  2. arinasazzioutlookcom

    April 5, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    This isn’t a knock on Levis but I think the Raiders worry about defense except for a tight end like Zach Kuntz to replace Darren Waller and a quarterback like Jake Haener to replace Derek Carr as our franchise guy both guys I can see the Raiders using at least one of there 5th round picks on and plus I hear according to reports the Colts are in love with him and that a team like the Titans can trade up to 3 for Richardson so for the Raiders those are the only two positions I see use picking on offense otherwise the rest of our picks will be on defense. But great article by the way Wasted it is just I don’t see use using a first on a QB.

  3. arinasazzioutlookcom

    April 5, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    This isn’t a knock on Levis but according to reports from really reliable insiders the Colts are in love with him and I know what you guys are going to say they are going to Richardson I see the Titans trading up for him they are the other team that has called besides us and I think the Raiders need to build there defense and I think we can all agree on that the only two positions I see us drafting on offense QB to replace DC like Jake Haener who we are in love with and can get on day 3 using one of our 5th round picks on him and a tight end to replace Waller like Zach Kuntz who we can use our other 5th or 4th round pick on preferably our other 5th round pick otherwise we have to get Patrick Graham his guys to build the D.

  4. arinasazzioutlookcom

    April 6, 2023 at 12:22 am

    I don’t see us taking Levis because of how badly we need to build our defense and I only see us using two picks on offense one of a tight ends to replace Waller like Zach Kuntz and one on a QB to replace Carr as our franchise QB I hear we are in love with Haener definitely a guy we can take on day 3 and develop and then draft Kuntz or someone like him on Day 3 as well besides that I think we need to build our defense plus I hear from reliable insiders the Colts are in love with Levis and that the Titans could trade up to number 3 for Richardson.

  5. arinasazzioutlookcom

    April 6, 2023 at 12:36 am

    To be fair I heard the Colts are in love with Levis and from a reliable source Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network that two teams to watch to trade up with the Cardinals are the Raiders and Titans I can see the Titans doing it for Richardson even though we have more picks I think we keep a majority of them because they are going to be on defense giving Patrick Graham his guys only two picks will be on offense a tight end like Zach Kuntz and QB like Jake Haener to replace Derek Carr and Darren Waller which we can get on day 3 with one of our 5th round picks.

  6. Top Beatz

    April 8, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Personally I don’t believe Levis is well suited to be a franchise QB for the Raiders. His quirks like drinking coffee with mayonnaise or eating bananas whole remind me of a personality like Aaron Roger’s without the same talent ability. I’m hoping the Raiders attempt to draft Richardson if he’s available by the 5th pick. If not the alternative would be Hooker, however I don’t believe Hooker is a long term franchise QB solution either. It’s a compelling situation when you consider our needs on defense. Unfortunately Zeigler and his decision making process has not convinced me that he’s capable of making sound, strategic moves in the draft. This Raider draft class will tell us all of just how capable Zeigler is in building a roster that can truly compete in the AFC West… the clock is ticking.

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