Kentucky OC compares Will Levis to pair of NFL superstars, says 'I think he will be the first overall pick'
Few other quarterbacks across the country received quite as much buzz as Will Levis did before the 2022 season. He’s holding steady in a lot of the quarterback rankings as Kentucky is off to a perfect 4-0 start.
So far in 2022, Levis has completed 67.5% of his passes for 1,185 yards with 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He has also added two touchdowns on the ground with mobility and physicality he’s been so well-known for since he played “The Lion” role at Penn State before transferring to Kentucky to take on a more traditional quarterback role.
And his coaches, including new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, could not be more pleased with what Levis has shown.
“Will (Levis) is as talented as anyone I’ve evaluated the last five years,” Scangarello said in an article from ESPN’s Chris Low. “The only two guys I would compare him to, where you could see it clearly, would be Joe Burrow and Josh Allen,” said Scangarello, who spent the previous five seasons in the NFL and was the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator in 2019.”
And at this point, the sky is the limit for Levis as he looks to continue to raise his draft stock with the chance to potentially become the first player off the board in the 2023 NFL Draft.
“I think he will be the first overall pick in the draft.”
Levis and the Wildcats are set to face Ole Miss up next on the schedule at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday in Oxford, Mississippi.