Will Levis Participates At The NFL Draft Combine
Former Kentucky Wildcats quarterback, Will Levis, participated in the 2023 NFL Draft Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this weekend. Will Levis is projected to be a top-ten draft pick in the NFL Draft this year, with some analysts having him going as high as the top-five.
Levis had a quote surface out of the media opportunities this weekend that many outsiders would call a bit cocky in his approach, but to be honest, it's just a confidence trait that he owns and that many of us got to see during his time in Lexington. Scouts quickly got the chance to make their own decision when he had this to say about his arm strength, which I was referencing above. “I've got a cannon and I want to show it off... I think I’ve got one of the stronger arms that have come out of any draft class in recent memory.”
Will Levis had the scouting audience, several peers, and a good crowd from the Big Blue Nation in attendance buzzing after he threw several passes at a high velocity. He averaged an outstanding fifty-nine miles per hour throw which ranks as the third highest amongst NFL Combine quarterbacks since 2016. Levis also made the fifty-five yard routes look easy as well.
Overall, Will appeared to throw the ball pretty good during the workouts. I wouldn't say it was perfect, because I did notice a few things that could have been better. When throwing the "long ball" on the first couple of attempts, they were a little bit under thrown and Levis didn't really let his "cannon" of an arm show off. It wasn't really until the third and final throw that he did. However, his accuracy was still pretty solid on most of the throws.
Here's what he had to say when reflecting on how he performed.
I did notice that Will Levis did not participate in the 40-yard dash for some reason. I'm assuming this was because of his turf toe that he had sustained at the end of the season, but I'm not sure. Levis managed to earn a thirty-four inch vertical at the Combine which was good enough for fifth best out of the nine quarterbacks at the event. This is good, but I honestly expected a little bit more out of him in terms of his leaping ability since he didn't have a problem leaping all over Louisville back in 2021.
Now when it comes to the broad jump (or the standing long jump), Levis managed to jump for an outstanding 10' 4" in distance. This ranked as the second best behind Florida's Anthony Richardson. Overall, a very solid day for Will Levis in my opinion. Some NFL team will be very lucky to get this talented young man and I may be selfishly hoping that the Indianapolis Colts will work out some magic to bring him to Indy.