NFL Draft Preview: Who Will Target Will Levis, Hendon Hooker on Day 2?

Will Levis and Hendon Hooker still need teams after a long Day 1. We look at potential landing spots in our Day 2 NFL Draft preview.

Day 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft was a very long evening for Kentucky quarterback Will Levis. And it wasn’t a dream night for Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker either.

Thirty-one names were called. Theirs weren’t among them.

At least Levis and Hooker won’t have to suffer for much longer. In our Day 2 NFL Draft preview, we look at the teams who need quarterbacks but passed on them Thursday night.

NFL Draft Preview: Potential Landing Spots for Will Levis, Hendon Hooker

Three quarterbacks went in the first four picks.

The Carolina Panthers took Bryce Young at No. 1. The Houston Texans took C.J. Stroud at No. 2. And the Indianapolis Colts took Anthony Richardson at No. 4. After that, not another one went the rest of the night.

That certainly came as a surprise — considering the pre-draft hype surrounding Levis and how teams looking for a QB often take them before they should.

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That wasn’t the case for Levis (the No. 26 overall prospect on the PFN Consensus Big Board) or Hooker (No. 56).

Where could they go on Day 2? Here are the eight teams that need a quarterback but didn’t take one Thursday night.

Atlanta Falcons

First-Round Selection: RB Bijan Robinson (eighth overall)

Day 2 Picks: Nos. 44 and 75

QBs Currently Under Contract: Feleipe Franks, Taylor Heinicke, Desmond Ridder, Logan Woodside

Level of Need (Scale 1-10): 8

Detroit Lions

First-Round Selections: RB Jahmyr Gibbs (12th); LB Jack Campbell (18th)

Day 2 Picks: 34, 48, 55

QBs Currently Under Contract: Jared Goff, Nate Sudfeld

Level of Need: 6

Las Vegas Raiders

First-Round Selection: EDGE Tyree Wilson (seventh)

Day 2 Picks: 38, 70, 100

QBs Currently Under Contract: Chase Garbers, Jimmy Garoppolo, Brian Hoyer

Level of Need: 4

Minnesota Vikings

First-Round Selection: WR Jordan Addison (23rd)

Day 2 Picks: 87

QBs Currently Under Contract: Kirk Cousins, Nick Mullens

Level of Need: 5

Seattle Seahawks

First-Round Selections: CB Devon Witherspoon (fifth); WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Day 2 Picks: 37, 52, 83

QBs Currently Under Contract: Drew Lock, Geno Smith

Level of Need: 3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

First-Round Selection: DT Calijah Kancey (19th)

Day 2 Picks: 50, 82

QBs Currently Under Contract: Baker Mayfield, Kyle Trask

Level of Need: 10

Tennessee Titans

First-Round Selection: OT Peter Skoronski (11th)

Day 2 Picks: 41, 72

QBs Currently Under Contract: Ryan Tannehill, Malik Willis

Level of Need: 7

Washington Commanders

First-Round Selection: CB Emmanuel Forbes (16th)

Day 2 Picks: 47, 97

QBs Currently Under Contract: Jacoby Brissett, Jake Fromm, Sam Howell

Level of Need: 9

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