Kentucky quarterback Will Levis could have made the decision to return to school for another season after playing sparingly in his first two collegiate campaigns with Penn State prior to transferring to the Wildcats.

That’s not going to happen. Seen as one of the top quarterback prospects heading into the 2023 NFL Draft next spring, Levis just announced that he’s entering the annual event and will turn pro.

A prototypical 6-foot-4 signal caller, Levis hasn’t necessarily upped his game in 2022 compared to the breakout performance he put up last season. Despite this, he’s seen as a toolsy prospect with a ton of upside. That includes a strong arm and elite velocity. His ability to throw down the field is going to be enticing for quarterback-needy teams.

Despite being a mere two-year starter in college, Levis brings pedigree with him to the 2023 NFL Draft. He was a three-star recruit back in 2018, the same class that brought Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence to the collegiate ranks. Below, we look at three logical landing spots for the likely first-round pick.

 

Will Levis heads to the Seattle Seahawks

Let’s assume for a second that Alabama’s Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud of Ohio State are the first two quarterbacks off the board come April. If that is indeed the case, thing set up well for the Seattle Seahawks to use one of their two first-round picks on Levis.

As of right now, Pete Carroll’s squad boasts the No. 4 pick in the draft. It was acquired in the Russell Wilson blockbuster trade last spring. Talk about bamboozling the Broncos given that Geno Smith has outperformed Wilson this season.

As it stands, Smith is slated to become a free agent in March. Given his performance, he’s likely looking at $30-plus million annually. Is that something the retooling Seahawks are going to pay out for a player many consider to be a one-year wonder? Either way, these Hawks are going to add a quarterback early in the 2023 NFL Draft. Short of trading up for Young or Stroud, Levis makes the most sense.