ESPN's Mel Kiper would 'bet' on Kentucky QB Will Levis being the No. 1 overall pick
ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper is going all in on his belief that Kentucky quarterback Will Levis will be the No. 1 overall pick.
ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper believes Kentucky QB Will Levis will be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft:
"If I had to bet … who’s going to be the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft right now, I would bet on Will Levis from Kentucky."
— On3 (@On3sports) October 6, 2022
From a report by On3’s Kaiden Smith, Kiper believes that Levis will overtake Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Alabama’s Bryce Young as the top quarterback prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft.
“Levis is the guy in an NFL offense at Kentucky, has had some rough moments with the turnovers, I get that. But he’s at Kentucky, the offensive line hasn’t helped him that much, he has to work hard for what he does there, and that’s in the NFL, it doesn’t come easy,” Kiper said.
Levis’ turnover issues reared their ugly head again last Saturday when the quarterback had two fourth-quarter fumbles in the red zone in a 22-19 loss to Ole Miss.
No doubt there’s a lot to like about Levis. He’s listed at 6-foot-3, 232 pounds, so he’s got that prototypical NFL quarterback size. Levis has thrown for 1,405 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions this year.
Kiper isn’t the only touting Levis as a No. 1 pick. His teammate at ESPN, Todd McShay, is also talking about it.
Intangibles Matter. So many Levis doubters out there. He's going in the 1st round. McShay says so…lol pic.twitter.com/ALjhs0rD2l
— Brandon Lejeune (@DevyDeepDive) October 1, 2022
Six months from now we’ll see where Levis lands.
The 2023 NFL Draft will be held from April 27-29 in Kansas City.