Former Rams OC Liam Coen says Will Levis will be ‘steal of the draft’

There may not be a team in the draft with more information and background on Kentucky quarterback Will Levis than the Los Angeles Rams. It stems from their connection to current and former Wildcats offensive coordinator Liam Coen, who was with the Rams from 2018-2020 and again in 2022.

Coen coached Levis during his time at Kentucky in 2021, serving as the OC and QBs coach. He returned to the Rams in 2022 but is now back at Kentucky in the same role he held two years ago. He knows Levis’ game and skill set better than just about every other coach and his friendship with Sean McVay could yield some valuable information for the Rams.

When it comes to Coen’s view of Levis, he doesn’t leave any room for doubt. Coen told Albert Breer that he believes Levis will be the “steal of the draft” for whichever team takes him.

Coen isn’t with the Rams anymore so he can’t pound the table for Levis in the war room, but he can give McVay a good sense of what he brings as a prospect. There are obvious concerns about his decision-making and accuracy, but he has a ton of upside thanks to his size, arm talent and athleticism.

It could be enough for the Rams to bite and take Levis at No. 36 if he’s on the board in the second round.

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Story originally appeared on Rams Wire