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Mel Kiper Names The Player He Expects To Be No. 1 Pick In 2023 NFL Draft

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NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper foresees and SEC quarterback coming first off the board in the 2023 NFL Draft. 

Kiper has revealed that he believes Kentucky quarterback Will Levis will be the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. 

It's a surprising pick, especially considering Ohio State's CJ Stroud and Alabama's Bryce Young are out there. 

Levis is apparently high on NFL Draft boards this fall. 

“Levis is the guy in an NFL offense at Kentucky, has had some rough moments with the turnovers, I get that. But he’s at Kentucky, the offensive line hasn’t helped him that much, he has to work hard for what he does there, and that’s in the NFL, it doesn’t come easy,” Kiper said, via On3.

“It comes easy for pitch and catch quarterbacks, it doesn’t come easy at Kentucky and that’s gonna help Will Levis transition quick into the NFL,” Kiper explained. “So he’s the kind of guy, I would say if I had to bet one, who’s going to be the number one pick in the 2023 NFL Draft right now guys, I would bet on Will Levis from Kentucky.”

Will Will Levis be the first overall pick in the NFL Draft next year?

It certainly sounds like Mel Kiper is confident that he will be.