Billed as a toolsy prospect, Levis failed to show almost any rushing or big passing play upside during his final season at Kentucky in 2022. Some of that has been attributed to a lack of talent around him and a coaching change, but make no mistake - Levis is a developmental prospect. Unless Ryan Tannehill gets injured again or the Titans fall out of contention (something that hasn't happened in the Mike Vrabel era), Levis is unlikely to make a Fantasy impact in 2023. In one-QB rookie-only drafts, he's worth considering in Round 3, while two-QB formats could take him in Round 2.
Levis has a path to playing time by 2024 at least. That makes him worth a shot for dynasty rosters, especially in superflex formats.
But as a second-round pick with mixed college history at best, he’s far from a strong option in any format. He’s not worth your attention at all for redraft leagues – even in best ball.
What We Learned Last YearLevis followed an intriguing first year at Kentucky with a just OK 2022. His rate stats came in similar to 2021, despite Levis playing through multiple injuries. But his Pro Football Focus passing grade dropped from 82.3 to 65.8 (not good).Levis also landed at Kentucky because he couldn’t overtake Sean Clifford at Penn State. Clifford went to the Packers in Round 5 of the NFL Draft, and surprised many by being selected even that early.Levis clearly sports plenty of size (6’4, 229 pounds) and arm strength for the pros. He also delivered a 73rd-percentile 40 time among QBs, even with the pro-day penalty added to his time.
What to Expect in 2023We’ll watch this summer for signals on just how close the Titans believe Levis is to being worth starting. Ryan Tannehill has probably played better than you think over his four years in Tennessee. This looks like a rebuilding team, which should only encourage the Titans to take a shot on Levis if he’s deemed ready. But second-round QBs don’t often start quickly.Since 2000, there have been 21 QBs drafted in Round 2. Only 11 of them started any games as rookies. Six of them started more than five games.If Levis does get onto the field, he’ll find a lackluster set of pass catchers. No returning Titans player caught more than 33 passes last year.