According to Pro Football Focus, wide receiver Drake London is the best fit for the Philadelphia Eagles. Out of the University of Southern California, London is one of the top prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.
London played both football and basketball, logging all of his football stats in three seasons. As a true freshman, he played in 13 games, starting in nine of them. London totaled 39 receptions for 567 yards and five touchdowns. He made the 2019 PFF Freshman All-American Third Team.
In 2020, he started in all six games, completing 33 receptions for 502 yards and three touchdowns. London was named to the 2020 All-Pac-12 Second Team, AP All-Pac-12 Second Team, PFF All-Pac-12 First Team, and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 First Team.
This past season, London made 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns, becoming the Pac-12’s Offensive Player of the Year. Now entering the 2022 NFL Draft at 20 years old, London measures at 6 feet, 3 7/8 inches and 219 pounds. His combine drill results were unattainable due to an ankle injury.
THE ADDITION OF ANOTHER RECEIVER
After already selecting a top talent wide receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft, do the Eagles need another leading prospect?
The short answer, yes.
First-round pick DeVonta Smith proved to be a valuable asset to the team, completing 64 receptions for 916 yards and five touchdowns. His speed and agility added a necessary piece to Philadelphia’s receiving corps, especially with the addition of deep-threat Quez Watkins. But it hasn’t been enough.
Greg Ward, Jalen Reagor, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside all had under 300 receiving yards this season. Reagor has been at the forefront of criticism after countless lost yards and dropped balls this season. With two more years left on his contract, the only way out would be a trade which seems unlikely. The opposite is true for Arcega-Whiteside who the Eagles are expected to cut.
After missing USC’s Pro Day on March 23 and the NFL Combine this week, London will hold his own Pro Day on April 5. He began running again one week ago.