Given that the Kansas City Chiefs traded away their best wide receiver this offseason in the surprise blockbuster that sent Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, it’s not a surprise that the team has been circling back to some of the upcoming draft’s better wideouts with pre-draft visits in recent weeks. One such visit was spent with Drake London of the University of Southern California.
London should be a prospect in view for the Chiefs when they’re scheduled to start picking their first of 12 total picks in the 2022 NFL Draft at the bottom of the first round. To hear London describe his visit, it sounds as if things went well at Arrowhead as he got a chance to meet the staff and see the facilities.
“You know, I took a visit over there and talked to them. It was great, meeting with all the coaches, [and] meeting with Big Red. I think it was really, really cool to see a winning culture like that,” said London.
USC wide receiver Drake London recently spoke about his visit with the Kansas City Chiefs with reporters before the 2022 NFL Draft.
When asked about Patrick Mahomes and the chance to catch passes from him for the next few years of his life, London was clearly ready for such a role. “That’s a generational talent. That’s like catching passes from Tom Brady. That is our generation’s Tom Brady at the end of the day.”
The Chiefs have holes at several positions, including greater needs on the defensive side, but they’re likely to grab someone at wide receiver given the talent and depth in this year’s draft class. The team also added Marquez Valdes-Scantling and JuJu Smith-Schuster this offseason to help round out the receiving corps and offset the loss of Hill. Then again, Smith-Schuster is on a one-year deal and Mecole Hardman is also entering a contract season next year, and the Chiefs also waved goodbye to Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle in free agency.
London had 88 catches for 1,084 yards and 7 touchdowns last season for the Trojans.