Kentucky quarterback Will Levis declared his intentions on Wednesday to enter the 2023 NFL Draft. He announced his decision on Twitter spaces with UK Blue Chips.
Levis, the No. 1 quarterback and No. 6 prospect overall on The 33rd Team’s Top 100 big board, could potentially go No. 1 overall in next year’s draft.
“I settled on the idea that if I were a team in the NFL that needed a quarterback, the player I would pick would be Kentucky’s Will Levis,” T.J McCreight, draft analyst for The 33rd Team, wrote on Nov. 17. “Levis has all of the tools NFL teams look for. He has the arm, size, toughness, intelligence and enough athletic ability. He runs an NFL offense at Kentucky and can manage a huddle, which many people discount.”
While many top prospects who announce their decisions to leave school early end up not participating in their team’s bowl game, Levis left the door open to playing in the Wildcats’ yet-to-be-determined post-season matchup.
With six weeks remaining in the 2022 NFL regular season, the Houston Texans (1-9-1) are in pole position for the No. 1 overall pick. With uncertainty at the quarterback position between Kyle Allen and Davis Mills, the Texans could invest their top pick in a player they envision as their franchise quarterback.
Levis wasn’t the only big-name prospect to announce his intentions on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr. also declared for the draft.