The Tennessee Titans‘ second-round pick, quarterback Will Levis, made quite an impression during his first practice with the team.
The rookie’s performance, particularly a remarkable sideline roll-out throw that showcased his improvisational skills, has left Titans fans excited about his potential future.
Highlights from #Titans 2nd round pick QB Will Levis' first practice with the team.
How long before he becomes the starter?pic.twitter.com/i67YxEMOPE
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 13, 2023
In a clip that was viewed over 3.5 million times, fans were left in awe at the quick release of their new rookie quarterback as he made a good first impression on the team.
Levis, who was selected 33rd overall in the 2023 NFL Draft, officially made his debut during the team’s rookie mini-camp, which was open to the media on Saturday afternoon. Standing tall with an imposing physical stature, the former Kentucky quarterback displayed a fast release and impressive arm strength.
Despite being a rookie, Levis appeared comfortable in the drills conducted by the Titans coaching staff. Often, newcomers have to learn these exercises on the fly when joining their new NFL teams. However, Levis seemed to adapt swiftly, instilling confidence in his coaches and teammates.
While the rookie mini-camp is a great opportunity for Levis to showcase his skills, the true test will come when he joins the Titans’ veterans on the practice field later this month. The team’s voluntary offseason workout program will continue, with the next media session scheduled for May 23.
The Titans traded up in the draft with the Arizona Cardinals to secure the rights to select Levis with the 33rd overall pick. In the trade, Tennessee gave up the 41st pick, the 72nd pick, and a 2024 third-round selection, also acquiring the 81st pick in the process.
Levis brings an intriguing blend of athleticism and arm strength to the Titans. He spent two years at Penn State, redshirting in 2018 and backing up Sean Clifford before transferring to Kentucky. Under the guidance of former Rams offensive coordinator Liam Coen, Levis thrived in 2021. However, his senior year saw a regression in performance, partly due to the departure of Coen. Despite some concerns about his mechanics and decision-making, Levis remained a highly touted prospect and was considered a potential first-round pick.
At 6’3″ and 232 pounds, Levis possesses an impressive physical profile. He reportedly runs the 40-yard dash in around 4.7 seconds, a commendable time for a quarterback of his size. His combination of size, athleticism, and arm strength makes him an exciting prospect for the Titans and their fan base.
For the upcoming 2023 season, Levis is expected to sit behind veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill. However, if the Titans decide to accelerate their transition to the next era, Levis could find himself taking over the starting role sooner than anticipated.
As Titans fans eagerly await the start of the regular season, they have reasons to be optimistic about the future with Will Levis. His impressive debut practice showcased his potential and left many anticipating his development as he continues to acclimate to the team and the NFL.