NFL insider Peter King has made claims pertaining to the reason Will Levis was picked in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Levis wasn’t expected to drop out of the top five, let alone the first round. However, the quarterback didn’t get selected until the Tennessee Titans were on the board for No. 33.
While a report pointed to a 2022 toe injury, citing it as the reason teams stayed away from the quarterback in the first round, King has suggested that the organizations between Nos. 4-33 did not need a QB and wouldn’t pick one who wasn’t considered to be a sure thing.
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“The draft is about supply and demand. Will Levis didn’t go 33rd instead of 11th or fourth because he stinks,” he wrote in his latest Football Morning in America column. “It’s mostly because the teams between four and 33 didn’t have an essential need for a quarterback who’s not a sure thing.”
After the Carolina Panthers selected Bryce Young at No. 1 overall and C.J. Stroud went to the Houston Texans as the second overall pick, the next QB up was either going to be Levis or Anthony Richardson.
The Arizona Cardinals were never going to select a QB at third and ultimately traded the spot to the Texans, who took Will Anderson Jr. The Indianapolis Colts, who were in need of a signal-caller, opted for Richardson instead of Levis. The former Kentucky star was the next QB to be drafted, but it wouldn’t be until the beginning of the second round.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.