Madison native Will Levis goes unpicked in first round of NFL Draft

CT native Will Levis expected to be a top NFL Draft pick
Published: Apr. 27, 2023 at 6:41 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2023 at 5:28 AM EDT
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(WFSB) – Madison native and Xavier High School football star Will Levis was expected to be a top pick in the NFL Draft Thursday night.

If the projections hold from across the landscape, his journey will take him to the NFL, but it will have to come in later rounds of the draft.

Levis, who had been linked to the Colts at No. 4, did not hear his name called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

According to reports, teams were concerned about a left toe injury that caused Levis to miss time last year.

The quarterback played for three years on Xavier’s varsity football team, putting together a very impressive resume.

He broke program records for passing yards, completions, and touchdowns in a season.

As a three-star recruit, he originally signed with Penn State and spent two years with the Nittany Lions before transferring to Kentucky where he blossomed into a bonafide NFL prospect.

Levis was invited to the draft by the league, and supporters gathered at Xavier High School.

Only eight other players who’ve played high school football in Connecticut have been taken in the first round of the NFL draft.