Drake London is widely considered one of, if not the best wide receiver in the 2022 NFL draft. The 6’4″, 219 pound wide receiver out of USC has elite size and length that offers mismatch potential.
Future Packers WR, Drake London pic.twitter.com/wHLF1n2nQA
— Eli Berkovits (@BookOfEli_NFL) March 20, 2022
The four-star recruit from Moorpark (Cal.) High School didn’t burst onto the scene the way. He fought his way through a very talented depth chart. That depth chart included current pros Michael Pittman of the Colts and Amon-Ra St. Brown of the Lions.
Once it was his turn he accounted for 88 receptions, 1,084 yards, and seven touchdowns. The crazy part is, he did this in an eight-game span. He suffered a broken ankle that ended his season early. He still finished 28th in the nation in yards and 15th in receptions despite playing three or more fewer games than everyone ahead of him in both categories.
Courtland Sutton (6’3 3/8, 218 lbs.) comp for Drake London (6’3 7/8, 219 lbs.) from me
Ball skills, catch radius, enough vertical speed at that size to position for contested catch wins pic.twitter.com/NTu2SOUS8m
— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) March 20, 2022
London resembles a sturdier and more aggressive version of the Chargers’ Mike Williams. Both possess great catch radiuses that make just about any pass catchable. Drake London seems more like a more willing and engaged blocker who enjoys sending defensive backs into the turf. Something Green Bay LOVES their wide receivers to do (see Allen Lazard). It has become abundantly clear that Green Bay needs to bring in elite receivers this offseason.
Drake London is a ridiculously fluid route runner for a power forward type of receiver. Ability to own middle of the field too and play in slot. He’s a lot like Marques Colston. pic.twitter.com/99zimGkVFd
— Bobby Football (@Rob__Paul) March 18, 2022
Drake London’s blocking ability:
#USC RB Keaontay Ingram has some fun film man. Forgotten about after his time at Texas, but his footwork, patience and explosion in the hole kept popping while watching Drake London.
Late round RB who can absolutely churn out a better pro career than NFL. Receiving upside too. pic.twitter.com/i1VUb0B9xh
— Devin Jackson (@RealD_Jackson) March 25, 2022
Adding a reliable target for Rodgers after this off-season is a must. Drake London makes a lot of sense in the Draft.