Drake London, WR, USC
Over the course of the last two NFL Drafts, the Chiefs have had the position of wide receiver listed as a need at the same time that consecutive draft classes have been filled to the brim with NFL-ready prospects. Both the 2020 and 2021 rookie classes were praised for their high-ceiling taent as well as depth among pass catchers, yet somehow the Chiefs decided to pass over them entirety—save for a late-round flyer on Cornell Powell this spring.
If you ask Luke Easterling of the Draft Wire, he’s got the Chiefs finally investing some serious draft capital in a wideout to work opposite Tyreek Hill and offer up a very real replacement for Sammy Watkins long-term. Drake London out of USC is an exciting young wideout who could turn heads and find himself taken in the first round next spring. Easterling writes:
"Listed at 6-5, 210 pounds, London is exactly the kind of pass-catcher this dynamic offense needs to play at its full potential. Giving Mahomes improved protection and adding a tower of a receiver like London would be ideal."
There’s a lot to like in that small paragraph, from the size differential London would provide for Andy Reid against much smaller defenders to the actual investment in the position that would set everyone at ease about the pecking order behind Hill.
A few more things. First, Drake London is a baller name. Second, London also played on USC’s basketball team, so you gotta love the overall athletic package there. Finally, he’s already put up some solid production coming into this junior season of his. Just like Booth, he’d have to declare for the draft, but his name sounds ready for the spotlight. The Chiefs would be lucky to have him.