As I stated in my last 2022 NFL Mock Draft, the Washington Commanders need to do whatever they can to help new quarterback, Carson Wentz, succeed. Getting him a big-body wide receiver that excels after the catch would be a great start.
Adding a big and physical receiver like Drake London to a receiving room that already has a quick and polished route runner like Terry McLaurin would give Wentz a very dynamic duo of targets on the outside.
Drake London is a monster at 6-foot-4 and 220 lbs, and plays up to his size. Not only is he effective playing “above the rim” with jump balls and in the red zone, he is a menace to bring down with the ball in his hands, fighting for every single yard. Wentz found a favorite target last year in another big Trojan receiver, Michael Pittman Jr., and London could be that guy in a new place once again for Carson Wentz, back in the NFC East with the Washington Commanders.
Another pick that stayed the same from my previous 2022 NFL Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings snag the top cornerback left on the board, Derek Stingley Jr. After his freshman season at LSU, Stingley Jr. was viewed as a potential number one overall pick, so the talent is clearly there. While injuries have slowed him down a bit, Stingley Jr. is still a top prospect in this class.
Even after bringing back veteran LSU corner, Patrick Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings need to find a solid young cornerback to build their defense around. The team has tried and failed to do so multiple times in the first round of past drafts, so having the opportunity to grab a top talent like Stingley Jr. is a no-brainer. If he can get back to form, Stingley Jr. has the size, technique and athleticism to be a top NFL corner and could be a steal if he is able to reach his full potential.