How high can Drake London go in the 2022 NFL Draft?
Drake London attended Moorpark High School in Moorpark, California. He played football and basketball in high school. As a senior on the football team, he had 62 receptions for 1,089 yards and 12 touchdowns. Upon completion of High School, Drake London committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play both college football and college basketball.
London appeared in 22 games for the Trojans over three seasons. In those 22 contests, London totaled 2,153 yards on 160 career receptions. London found the end zone a total of 15 times at USC. His best season came in his 2021 junior season in which he totaled 1,086 scrimmage yards, and scored 7 times. London has his junior season cut short after breaking his ankle in late October in a game against the Arizona Wildcats. Despite the injury, Drake still won the PAC-12 offensive player of the year, an honor that never has gone to a player who missed as much of a season as London.
As noted above, Drake London played both football and basketball while at USC. London does a good job of bringing what made him a good basketball player to the football field. He is an excellent athlete with regards to jumping ability, body control, and agility for a big receiver. Often he can be found using his body to “box out” the defender in order to make the catch.
London has the size to line up on the outside, (6’5 / 201 lbs.), and the versatility to line up in the slot as well. He ball skills are above average and perhaps the best in this class. He tracks the deep ball exceptionally well and displays an outstanding catch radius, leveraging his jumping abilty to make poor QB throws look good. His route running is decent but he will need to improve at the next level in order to dominate.
Drake London is effective with the ball in his hands running after the catch. For a bigger receiver, he is elusive and can get positive yardage. His bigger-bodied build benefits him as well as he is difficult for smaller defenders to tackle. London is a downfield threat in the passing game and he will likely win the contested-catch situation.
The majority of the RotoHeat analysts see London as a potential alfa type receiver, and a WR that is firmly in the top tier when it comes to talent in this year’s draft.
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