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Falcons Draft Drake London at No. 8 – Team Fit and Draft Profile

With the 8th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons draft Drake London, wide receiver out of USC. London has elite size and physicality to make big, contested catches and will have no problem lining up anywhere on the field. He excels across the middle of the field and will certainly make an immediate impact with the Falcons. Let’s take a closer look.

Drake London Highlights

Falcons Draft Drake London | 2022 NFL Draft Profile

Drake London
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 220 lbs
Age: 20
College: USC Trojans

Drake London Draft Profile


Drake London has elite size for a wide receiver. At 6-5, 220 pounds, London should be able to make the transition to more physical defenders. London can line up all over the offense, as he has much experience at both slot and outside. With his size, London excels at crossing routes in the middle of the field. He is also very inept at locating and catching the ball downfield. London is able to use his frame to box out players and go up for catches.


With his size, Drake London lacks great footwork and is sometimes slow on his release. London does not possess the top-tier speed that would make him an incredible deep ball threat. Injuries are also a concern, as London has only played in 22 college games over the last three years. London plays like an athletic tight end, with below-average blocking in the run game.

Drake London Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection atlanta falcons
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Drake London Stats 2021 | USC


What to Expect From Drake London in 2022

Both Drake London and Kyle Pitts on field at the same time will be a tough time for opposing defenses. London will make an immediate impact for a Falcons offense that lost multiple receivers and will be heavily depended on. London’s tall frame and ability to make contested catches will open up the field for the rest of the offense.

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