2022 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers, Steelers, Lions All Take QBs In Round 1

2022 NFL Mock Draft, Aidan Hutchinson. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Drake London, 2022 NFL Draft
USC WR Drake London. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

10. New York Jets: Drake London, WR, USC

The Jets have been committed to giving Zach Wilson a supporting cast to work with, however this offense is still lacking a true number one receiver. They tried to trade for Tyreek Hill, but lost out to the Dolphins. So, if they can’t trade for a receiver between now and the draft I expect them to use this pick on one.

Drake London being added to this receiving core alongside Corey Davis and Elijah Moore would be quite intriguing for the Jets. London may not be a true number one receiver not out of the gate, but he has the potential to turn into that type of player.

London is someone who flew up draft boards with his remarkable play last season. Before an ankle injury ended his season, he caught 88 passes for 1084 yards and seven touchdowns in just eight games.

London has a lot of areas to his game to really like. First off, standing at 6-foot-5 he’s excellent in contested catch situations as according to PFF he hauled in 19 contested catches this season, which is an incredible number considering he only played eight games.

Another thing there is to like about him is his quickness and ability to force missed tackles with the ball in his hands. Usually you don’t expect tall, skinny receivers like London to be quick and elusive, but he is and has proven that by forcing 22 missed tackles this season at USC.