Wide Receiver – #15 USC
High School: Moorpark (Moorpark, California)
HS Rating: 4 star (0.9087)
Phil Steele: PS#45
Drake London Scouting Report
Strengths – For a big bodied receiver, London has exceptional body control, flexibility, and agility. Knows how to use every inch of his length to his advantage. 50/50 ball monster. Has big play ability every time he steps on the field. Plays with an alpha dawg swagger and is as tough and competitive as you’re going to come by in this group of receivers. Deep ball threat by nature, but has a more advanced route tree than most bigger bodied pass catchers. Possesses above average ball skills. He is strong handed and has a knack of bringing down acrobatic catches. Can play outside or in the slot. Willing blocker. Multi sport athlete (basketball USC). His basketball background shows up a lot on film, and that’s always a benefit for a big bodied guy.
Weaknesses – You’d like to see him work on his foot quickness off the LOS. Doesn’t possess the long speed most deep threats display. Though London is a willing blocker, he often shows poor technique. Ankle injury hindered him from finishing the ‘21 season.
Drake London is currently projected to be a mid/late 1st round selection. Teams are going to want him to show he has more twitched up and has more speed somewhere in his body. Let’s be honest though, when they put on the film they’re going to love his potential as a big bodied X receiver who can win 80% of the 50/50 balls thrown his way. At the end of the day, London’s route running ability, athleticism and size project him to be an immediate day 1 starter with pro bowl potential. Has legitimate potential to be a mismatch weekly.
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