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Peyton Manning on Will Levis: “Genetically Engineered To Be An NFL Quarterback”

One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time thinks Will Levis has all of the tools to succeed in the National Football League. The former Colts and Broncos quarterback along with his father and brother (Former NFL QBs), Archie and Eli Manning respectively host “On The Clock”, a four-part ESPN+ series.

The show follows four top quarterback prospects during their final college season as they prepare for the jump to the NFL, the Manning family evaluates and mentors the prospects. The show premiered on April 10th, with the first two episodes following Bryce Young and Hendon Hooker. The third episode, the one in question when pertaining to Levis, premiered today and now streaming on ESPN+. Episode four which focuses on Anthony Richardson premiers on April 24th.

Peyton Manning Has High Praise For Will Levis

In the most recent episode of “On The Clock” the Colts great said “I think this guy (Levis) might have been genetically engineered to be an NFL quarterback,” Manning then went on to explain while breaking down Levis’ game film, “It’s easy to see why the scouts like him. Tough, durable, makes tight throws in tight windows.

Levis is projected to go somewhere in the top ten in this year’s NFL draft, which starts Thursday, April 27th at 8 p.m. ET. Manning then watched a clip of ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. praising Levis, “I get it, I’m drinking the Kool-Aid. I’ve spent some time with this kid. I think he’s the real deal.” Kiper has even gone on to declare Will Levis as the best pro-QB from this year’s class.

Levis shared his thoughts on the process of “On The Clock” earlier this month saying, “My biggest takeaway was just to have fun with it and realize just how special this whole process is. I keep reminding myself that. I’m someone who can just take everything seriously, but it’s important at the end of the day to have fun and realize how special all of this is.”

What spot do you have Levis going in your mock draft and do you agree with Manning’s praise of Levis? Let us know in the comments below.

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