USC wide receiver Drake London has been preparing for the 2022 NFL Draft, since his departure from Southern California was announced. Despite a midseason leg injury, London finished their junior campaign with 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns.
The 6’5″, 210-pound wide recently received an invite to the 2022 NFL Combine and is being touted as a potential first- or second-round pick. FanNation’s Jaguar Report reveals why London would be a good fit for Jacksonville’s offense, if the Jags selected him.
“The Jaguars are always in need of a field stretcher, but London is a legit offset who can play both X and in the slot, something the Jaguars simply don’t have on their roster.
Although London is not the same type of receiver as Chark DJ, the idea of how he could elevate the offense is more or less the same. He would give the Jaguars a long, fat receiver who could threaten all levels of the field and give Trevor Lawrence downstream safety cover.
London’s mix of size, speed and ball skill make him a true top-tier jump ball catcher, and he has the kind of length and stretch ability that gives him a huge catching radius.
Lawrence has proven to thrive with these types of receivers both at the college level and in the NFL, and London would arguably be the most talented of all these types that Lawrence would have been paired with.
Lawrence likes to give his receiver a chance to win in downline traffic, and London would give him a receiver he can really trust in that regard.
As well as filling the Jaguars’ deep threat void and their need for a true X receiver, London’s overall advantage after the capture is another reason the Jaguars would be wise to make him a high priority.
Doug Pederson leads a classic West Coast offense that was largely RPO-based with the Eagles, and London is the type of receiver who can do damage on quick throws and thrive in that pattern.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. While it’s unlikely London will be taken this early, it’s possible the Jaguars could pick him 33rd overall or move up the ranks. .