Falcons select USC WR Drake London with the 8th overall pick of 2022 NFL Draft

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With the eighth overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the Falcons selected Drake London — a big-bodied receiver out of USC.

With Jermaine Johnson II and Kyle Hamilton still on the board, Atlanta goes with a pass catcher to bolster the worst receiving core in football. I’m of the opinion Jameson Williams is the top wideout prospect in this class, but London is still the prototypical X receiver that Atlanta has desperately needed since the team traded away Julio Jones. London was the fourth-ranked receiver on Jake’s big board:

The former basketball player has exceptional hops and athleticism, and that’s a dangerous combination when you stand 6’5”. London uses his frame and physicality to make a ton of contested catches, and there’s no doubt in my mind he has the potential to be an All-Pro if he can put it all together.

Photographer: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

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