So we're doing this again.
Last year, it was Emory Jones — who has transferred this offseason after not being nearly good enough to even enter the NFL Draft — going sixth overall in a mock draft. This time, it's another SEC East quarterback with an even wilder projection.
CBS has not Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud going No. 1 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft, but Kentucky QB Will Levis. Yes, the guy who drinks coffee with mayonnaise in it and has one decent season under his belt will be atop the board next year according to CBS.
Look, Levis is a fine player. I'd even say it might not be the craziest idea in the world that he could end up going in the first round if he builds off what he did in 2021 and has a better year — it's still marginally crazy, just not quite as bad as first overall. But any general manager who turns in a card with his name on it with the other two guys I mentioned still on the board should be should be fired instantly and possibly executed on live television.
I'm not sure Levis is even one of the five best quarterbacks in the SEC right now. I'd take Young, Hendon Hooker, Spencer Rattler, K.J. Jefferson and Stetson Bennett over him in 2022 without a second thought. And obviously that's not all that goes into projecting pro prospects, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a No. 1 overall quarterback where that was even arguably the case.
I know it's May. I know you want people to click on your mock drafts. But please stop this nonsense.