2022 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #8

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Atlanta
Drake London
8

USC

WR



London calling to the Flowery Branch. Now war is declared and battle come down. Drake London always felt like the #1 WR on the Falcons' WR board. His size, catch radius and run after catch ability adds a much needed weapon to Atlanta's passing game. These are the characteristics that Arthur Smith requires of his wideouts and London makes a perfect complement to Kyle Pitts. Additionally, Terry Fontenot had to take note of how expensive wide receivers' second contracts have become. Having five years of control of a WR1 is a huge burden lifted off the franchise's shoulders for future planning. There were two impact defensive players available, but Atlanta had to address the WR issue. If they can add meaningful pieces in the defensive front tomorrow, this pick should pay off for years. This is a perfect fit, but Atlanta has a lot of needs. A-




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