5 Prospects who could fall to the Vikings at pick 23
By Nik Edlund
QB Will Levis
As we close in on draft day, Will Levis has become one of the most polarizing if not the most polarizing prospect in the entire class. He has plenty of things to like about him. He’s got great size, has a strong arm, is pro-ready, and can take off and scamper for extra yardage.
Levis had a monster 2021 season where he threw for 2826 yards and 24 touchdowns. The expectations were sky-high for 2022 after that big season, and while he still performed well in 2022, the majority of his passes were thrown behind the line of scrimmage, and some of his mechanics seemed off. It did turn out he was playing through an injury, so perhaps that had a lot to do with it.
The other thing about Levis that has been garnishing attention whether fair or not is his personality. He’s got some weird traits like being deathly afraid of milk, putting mayo in his coffee, and also eating bananas with the peels on. There were also rumors that he came off as entitled and arrogant in his interviews with teams.
Any rumblings heard at this time of year have to be taken with a grain of salt, but it could be enough to cause Levis to slide down the board. The Minnesota Vikings are looking for an heir to QB Kirk Cousins and it’s not often that a player with many of the same skills as Josh Allen is available at the 23rd pick. If Levis does make it that far, he could be wearing purple for the next ten years.