A raw passer with a big arm, Levis needs time before he can takeover for a franchise.
* = unofficial measurement
Levis checks a lot of boxes at the position as he carries a big frame with massive hands and above average athleticism. He lacked consistency in 2022 as he finished the season with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while averaging 8.4 yards per attempt.
While he has a strong arm, he only had seven big time throws last season (in comparison Anthony Richardson had 19, per PFF).
He possesses the velocity to drive the ball outside the numbers, but was just 5 of 12 for 76 yards in the 10-19 range throwing that way. For perspective, in that same range between the numbers he was 29 for 45 for 616 yards.
While there are other reasons for his struggles, lack of supporting cast and poor pass protection severely impacted Levis. He was pressured on nearly 38% of his drop backs!
Mechanically, Levis has a very snappy release. His throwing motion is tight and effective. Where his accuracy gets off the rails is when he fails to tie his feet to his upper body, missing throws he must make in the short and intermediate areas of the field. On the ground, Levis has strong leg drive for short yardage runs, scrambles and sneaks. He’s extremely tough hanging in and taking a hit in the pocket as well.
Overall, this is a quarterback prospect with the traits, toughness and body type to succeed. Despite that, his lower body mechanics, timing and decision making have a long way to go. A better supporting cast will help, but will not entirely move the needle on it’s own.
He’s best suited to go into a situation where he can develop at his own pace during his rookie NFL season. A lot of his highs and lows remind me of Carson Wentz.