A 6-foot-4 monster at the point of the catch who emerged to lead the nation with 11 receptions and 135.5 receiving yards per game in 2021, Drake London was the first wide receiver selected in the 2022 NFL Draft and is the consensus WR1 for Dynasty rookie start-up drafts. London was primarily a slot receiver through the first two years of his USC career, but he moved to the perimeter and more than doubled his per route efficiency in 2021. As a member of the Falcons, London projects to draw work from both the slot and the perimeter and could lead the team in targets as a rookie.
London 2021 production profile warrants him consideration as a top-three receiver and early first-round pick for dynasty rookie draft purposes. The advanced analytics behind his 2021 season are attention-grabbing, but with just a 308-route sample to back them, how much weight should those rates carry?
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