Will Levis And The Bucs

March 25th, 2023

Kentucky QB Will Levis.

Joe would not be shocked in any way if the Bucs drafted a quarterback in the first or second round.

Now Joe thinks that Anthony Richardson’s stock is way overblown just because he won the Underwear Olympics at the combine in Indianapolis last month.

Great, great athlete. But as a passer, yeesh! So no, Joe’s not chugging the Kool-Aid that AR15 is a top-10 pick, sorry.

Another guy that may be considered a top-10 pick only because teams are desperate for quarterbacks is Kentucky’s Will Levis. CBS NFL analyst Charles Davis is a big Levis fan, he said while co-hosting “Late Hits” this week with Alex Marvez on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

While some gurus think Levis could go to the Colts at No. 4 — Davis said he wouldn’t be shocked — Davis pegged him in a recent mock draft at No. 23 to the Vikings. However, Davis said if he were Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht, he’d have a hard time not pulling the trigger for Levis at No. 19.

Davis also discussed a quarterback Joe likes, Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker. Davis said that if not for Hooker’s knee surgery, he’d easily go into the first round.

“I think if Hendon Hooker doesn’t have the ACL [injury] last year, I think we are having a major discussion about who that next quarterback is off the board” after C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young, Davis said.

“I just put Levis at No. 23 to Minnesota because he would fit really well. But I think his so-called slide could stop at No. 19 to Tampa Bay.”

Davis added if Hooker makes it to the second round, Steelers general manager Omar Khan likely won’t sleep after the first round because he should be getting so many texts and phone calls from other teams racing to trade up for Hooker.

If somehow Levis and AR15 both go in the top-10, the Bucs will be lucky as hell if Hooker is still on the board at No. 19.

If the Bucs do draft Levis, can someone at One Buc Palace teach this savage how to eat a banana? Friggin’ monkeys in the wild know better than to eat a banana whole. Gross!

47 Responses to “Will Levis And The Bucs”

  1. Dooley Says:

    Mina is right, the very questions she’s asking about Levis is what you’d see in his lowlight reel. Physically, the kid has it all while being a high level competitor, BUT from the pocket and as a passer Levis will have bouts of brain flatulence that’ll give you pause or exclaim “what was that about” after tossing a pretty pick in the same way Jameis Winston would throw gorgeous passes to the other team. Levis’ is the lesser to Hendon Hooker in terms of accuracy, but the arm strength and other intangibles that he brings as part of his game are going to have teams taking top 10-15 this season.

    Most front offices and staff will draft players in spite of their hangup becuase most staffs have confidence(maybe over inflated in some instances) they can take the strengths and rawness of a prospect to mold/develop them in to functional pros at the very least and superstars at best.

  2. HC Grover Says:

    Oh Nooooo!

  3. Letsbucinggo Says:

    If Levis is a project forget it you don’t take a project with a 1st round pick.

  4. Shake&Baker Says:

    Most experts are pretty down on Levis and think he has huge bust potential. He will def slide on draft night. Bucs should pass on him. Bucs will draft a tackle in the first unless all the good ones are gone. If I had my choice I would try to trade way back to the end of the first round, draft Hooker and take a tackle in the second round. That’s not going to happen though.

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Lol… if he drops it’s because the GM’s ahead of the Bucs saw the Josh Freeman in him
    More likely the Stanford QB in the 2nd

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Unless Baker balls out, we will need to select a QB high in this year’s or next year’s draft.
    Unfortunately, Kyle Trask never got an opportunity to start. And, yes, it was a wasted draft pick…..but at least we didn’t give away the farm for a bust at QB.

  7. darengibo Says:

    do NOT gamble on any of these QB projects! We HAVE a project (Trask) and a vet (Baker) and can fill in the gap with #3 later in draft (wouldn’t oppose Hooker if sliding into 2nd or 3rd) or free agency.

    TOO MANY needs to fill!

  8. AKPBucMan Says:

    I hope they fix the O line first and give the QB and running the running game the opportunity to do their job. Fix the O line and time of possession improves. Defensive player like that.

  9. ModHairKen Says:

    The dude is afraid of milk. And puts mayo in his coffee. Hard no.

  10. JonCyn90 Says:

    Looks like Jameis 2.0

  11. Max Says:

    *Insert Michael from the Office saying NO! GOD NO!*

  12. Cobraboy Says:


    The Bucs have a young guy in development and a young vet desperate to show he belongs.

    They should just stand pat, maybe trade down for extra picks, and take chances on non-QB holes.

    Unless Hooker is still on the board at #19, no QBs please.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    @ModHairKen: try putting a pat of butter in your coffee. Thank me later.

  14. Dooley Says:

    ^^^Science is awesome

  15. dbbuc711 Says:

    Hope that if Levi’s is still there at 19, the Bucs get great trade offer from Vikes

  16. Scott Says:

    We need way more help than QB.. It would be irresponsible to draft a QB there

  17. Tucker Says:

    I hope they don’t draft either one of those qbs and thankfully pretty sure they won’t Levis looks like a project that won’t ever pan out and hooker is so old from a gimmick system they have who they have maybe draft a QB late in the draft just for kicks but they should address other rebuilding needs this draft.

  18. R0n@Tampa Says:

    We got Brady before. Why not make trade offers and pick a Mahomes or Borrow, or Allen? Drafting and developing quarterbacks are what losing organizations do. The winning organization like the Bucs make the big trades and land the whales.We are winners not losers.

  19. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Turn on any sports talk show talking head ,Easy articles this time of year
    Who ever and the Bucs
    Some retread and the Bucs
    C.J. Stroud and the Bucs
    Bryce Young and the Bucs
    Hendon Hooker and the Bucs
    Will Levis and the Bucs
    Tanner McKee and the Bucs
    Anthony Richardson and the Bucs
    Jake Haener and the Bucs
    Jaren Hall and the Bucs
    On and On

  20. Tye Says:

    Hopefully the Bucs avoid the pitfall of drafting a QB at all this draft…

    Build the trenches, especially the o-line..
    Whether the starter is Mayfield or Trask, their best chance for success is the best o-line the Bucs can put together….

  21. Voice of Truth Says:

    OT,DT, or Edge Must be the pick at 19 – if you don’t control the line of scrimmage you lose way, way more than you win.

  22. Beej Says:

    We need at least one more qb

  23. Beej Says:

    Oh yeah, and FIRE THE COACH!

  24. Just Leave Trask Alone Says:

    Who needs a pass rush right?

  25. Elita Vita Says:


    No to Levis.

    Yes to Hooker.

  26. pewter941 Says:


  27. TOMMY MORDUE Says:


  28. Buc king Says:

    I don’t see a qb as the fix for this team this year…we need to get trench focused…we need to rebuild the oline and dline.. don’t matter who your qb is if he’s got no time.
    We just cut our lt..and rg… the guys we got to replace them in house are mehhh at best. Personally I see bigger holes at that need repair.
    Be nice to find safety that’s special.. a def end that gets after it.. a left tackle who has foot work.

  29. ABucAway Says:

    No to Levi’s. No to Hooker. Hell to the no to Richardson. No QB early. Trenches, Edge. Early, Often.

  30. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Levis will be lomg lomg gone by the time we pick, so the only way we draft him is IF we trade up.

  31. Buc4evr Says:

    Will Levis = interception machine. Has a rocket arm and can double as a rb.
    AR15= Jameis 2.0 with less skill. Can do dumb stuff out of nowhere just when you think he is doing well.

  32. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    Way too many interceptions! Don’t we already have guy with far better numbers over two years in the SEC?

  33. Tye Says:


    Jameis wasn’t good at running…
    AR15= a generic Cam Newton… big body runner, big arm BUT accuracy deficient!

  34. Jonny Says:

    A prospect like Levis is a typical day 2 option for a project QB

  35. SufferingSince76 Says:

    You guys are really hard to please. Nobody’s good enough.

  36. HC Grover Says:

    Need big taccle and guards that can start now. Overcome the unmentionable curse. Canales will have to score at least 30 a game to overcome the unmentionable game plans.

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    I haven’t really paid any attention to Levis since everything I’ve seen said he’d be off the board in the top 10, but it’s interesting for a guy who is being picked that high, that his NFL draft profile score is just 6.34 – meaning they see him as an eventual starter. For a guy picked in the top 10, those scores are almost always over 6.5, and generally more in the 6.7 range.

    To be sure, that single number on the NFL site is one of the more useless numbers out there, but it’s still interesting to see purely to compare to previous years and previous prospects.

    With that said, outside of it being a curiosity, I’d normally pay it no attention, except it just seems very low.

    It’s NFL player comparison is Jay Cutler. People might think that’s a bad thing, but if this team had Jay Cutler, it’d easily win the NFC South in 2023. So I wouldn’t knock that at all.

  38. BrianBucs Says:

    Watched Levis this past season. He could turn out to be an absolute stud.
    I would take him over Richardson any day.

  39. Rod Munch Says:

    In my PFF mock draft I traded back twice and eventually took Hooker with my 50th pick, and PFF gave me a D+ for the pick.

  40. SlyPirate Says:


    This would be a wasted pick. There’s a Will Levis in every draft.

  41. Dooley Says:


    At best he can be a Josh Allen, but at worst he can be….Blake Bortles😕

  42. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Can we draft a left tackle please… We have enough QB question marks already. Plus if Baker is the planned starter for now I’m sure drafting a qb in the first rd will be a problem for him. Possibly turn him into a malcontent. Let’s get a veteran backup if we want a 3rd qb.

  43. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    I mean really. Considering the age of this offensive line with the draft picks of the past couple years. A Left tackle would solidify us with a good mostly young offensive line. The kind you can draft a qb to play behind and develop.

  44. steele Says:

    Levis has a rocket arm but is erratic. None of the evolutionary gadget QBs projected high are worth it and there are also few of interest further down.

    Go with Mayfield and Trask and forget it for this coin toss season under Bowles and Rah Rah.

    Do draft trenches with almost the entirety of the draft, and do it right, and that foundation can outlast the coaching nightmare into the future.

  45. 80forBrady Says:

    Please no! Need to use the first 4 picks on building up the trenches

  46. Goatfarmer Says:

    Word is, teams are beating the Bucs doors in to acquire the ultra disrespected, never-given-a-chance Kyle “Glennon” Trask for two first round picks and a suite at the Bellagio for the first month of every NFL fiscal year. So damn unfair that the boi who has had two years to convince anyone with the Bucs that he’s anything other than a vacuum cleaner salesman, remains undiscovered.

    Fire all Bucs coaches and staff and start Kyle Trask!!!

  47. GuyManDude Says:

    Heck I’m a Gator fan and I don’t want Richardson. How many quarterbacks are making jumps in the draft that are inaccurate, throw behind the receivers, and can rarely ever hit a receiver in stride so he can keep running for mucho YAC?