As the 2023 NFL Draft approaches, teams are finalizing their draft boards and making tough decisions on which players they will select. One player who has been the subject of much debate in the lead-up to the draft is Kentucky quarterback Will Levis.
According to a recent notes from Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, some NFL teams have left interviews with Levis “wondering about his personality.” This has raised concerns that he may fall outside the first five picks in the draft on Thursday night.
Kentucky QB Will Levis eats bananas with the peel on and puts Mayonnaise in his coffee.
Should that eliminate him from first round contention? pic.twitter.com/SiRbvTfKSZ
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 8, 2023
In his mock, Breer believes that the Indianapolis Colts will select Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud with the fourth overall pick, leaving Levis to fall to the Houston Texans at No. 12.
While he notes that Colts officials were reportedly not as put off by Levis’ personality as other teams that sat down with him during the pre-draft process, he still has the Colts picking Stroud over Levis.
Despite concerns about him, Levis is still expected to be among the first three or four quarterbacks off the board in the draft. It is widely believed that the Carolina Panthers will select Alabama quarterback Bryce Young with the first overall pick, but it is not clear where the other top quarterback prospects, including Stroud, Florida’s Anthony Richardson, and Levis, will end up.
Levis is a tough and experienced quarterback who was beloved by fans and teammates during his time at Kentucky. While some teams may have concerns about his personality, others see him as a potential starter who could be ready to play at the NFL level sooner rather than later.
Breer’s report highlights the importance of interviews and personality assessments in the pre-draft process. While physical abilities and on-field performance are crucial, teams must also evaluate a player’s character and work ethic to determine if they will be a good fit for their organization.
As the NFL Draft approaches, fans and analysts will be watching closely to see where Levis and other top prospects end up. With so much uncertainty surrounding this year’s draft, it is sure to be an exciting and unpredictable event for football fans around the world.