Ranking lesser-mentioned Eagles QB options in the 2023 NFL Draft

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1. player. 833. . . . Will Levis, Kentucky

Will Levis might be the Eagles’ best option at QB once C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young are off of the table.

Everyone loves quarterbacks who have cannons for arms. Will Levis‘ cannon might be on par with anyone else’s in this draft class. More importantly, he lined up against some good defenses in the Southeastern Conference. That resulted in 233 completions on 353 attempts (66%), 24 touchdown passes, and 13 interceptions.

The interception total must decrease. If we see a few more scoring strikes, he’ll continue to be a talking point.

We know he can run. He added 376 yards and nine touchdowns on 107 rushing attempts. That will add to his resume and earn him a few highlights. Who knew? Football continues to be a draw with the Kentucky Wildcats.

Levis will have them in the SEC East conversation again even though the Georgia Bulldogs will continue to dominate that division in football’s best conference. He’s potentially the best quarterback not named C.J. Stroud or Bryce Young in this draft class.

Honorable mentions:

Keep an eye on Jayden Phil Jurkovec (Boston College Eagles), Grayson McCall (Coastal Carolina Chanticleers), and Tanner Mordecai (SMU Mustangs).  Jurovec is the best of that bunch. He earned high marks as a potential 2022 NFL Draft prospect from ESPN’s Mel Kiper before deciding to return to school.

He suffered a hand injury and underwent surgery a season ago. In 2020 he threw for 2,558 yards, 24 touchdowns, and five interceptions in ten starts.

light. More. Obvious routes to adding Stroud or Young in 2023

McCall led the nation in passing efficiency with a 207.95 rating. He was also tops in both yards per pass attempt (12.12) and passing yards per completion (16.61), but playing in the Sun Belt Conference, there will be questions about his level of competition. The same can be said about the American Athletic Conference’s Mordecai.

After backing up Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts, and Spencer Rattler, he transferred, and the decision worked out pretty well for him. He threw for 3,628 yards, 39 TDs, and 12 interceptions in 2021. He may have been a Day 3 pick had he entered the draft last year.