PLAYSTYLE AND SCHEME FIT
A season ago, Kentucky hired a former LA Rams Sean McVay assistant (Liam Coen). Coen incorporated the Sean McVay scheme, and Will Levis flourished and grew within the offense in 2021. After one year of great success, Sean McVay took Coen back, and now Will Levis and Kentucky will have a new play caller (Rich Scangarello). Scangarello, 49, comes to Kentucky with 25 years of coaching experience, seven in the NFL and 15 in the collegiate ranks. He arrives in Kentucky fresh off a run to the NFC Championship game with the 49ers. With that said, the offensive scheme will remain similar.
PASS GAME ANALYSIS
In the passing game, Levis might be the most creative of the top-rated QB's in the 2023 class. His ability to keep a play alive with his legs is an area that NFL scouts and GM's will fall in love with as he possesses the toolsy style of play of today's top young NFL QB's. He has a big arm; he can throw off platform, and he can throw from different arm slots. An area where he is noticeably ahead of a guy like Josh Allen while he was in college is his ability to change his throw pace as needed. Levis can hit a throw at any level with good accuracy. Levis will need to work on his anticipatory throws in 2022.
RUN GAME ANALYSIS
As a runner, Levis is a tank who will take on LB's, which is why he draws comparisons to Josh Allen. He does a great job recognizing coverage and open running lanes and will not hesitate to take the quick 5-10 yards when a defense offers it up. Once in the NFL, he will want to do less taking on LB's head to head and will need to do more keeping plays alive to make a throw if he is going to stay upright.
Will Levis has the size and is built similarly to Josh Allen while possessing a cannon for an arm. Levis is also an outstanding athlete that can extend plays and keep a drive alive with his legs. Will Levis will start the 2022 season with a Developmental grade while possessing an Instant Impact ceiling.