Elite USC Football Wide Receiver Drake London didn't participate in USC's Pro Day due to the ankle injury he suffered during the season last year. He was set to have his own Pro Day, however, on April 5th. That Pro Day has since been moved to April 15th.
This is because London suffered a mild hamstring strain while preparing this previous weekend and he now needs a little bit more time before he's fully healthy. This was of course the right move.
It also goes to show that London is taking his body and health seriously. The only knock on London heading into the draft this year is his health after his ankle injury last year. The fact that he's recovered from that, as well as making sure he accounts for smaller injuries like what he's dealing with right now, is a great sign that he's taking care of his body the right way.
USC football legend Drake London should be the first WR taken in the 2022 NFL Draft.
There's nothing USC football stud wide receiver Drake London can't do. London had 19 contested catches last season despite getting hurt and out for the year in the eighth game of the season. That 19 contested catches number was more than ANY other receiver in the entire country through week 12.
He was Pac-12 Offensive Player of the year in 2021 despite getting hurt and out for the year in that eighth game. In the worst offensive system in USC football history, London posted 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns...Again, he only played in seven games and part of an eighth...
The runaway favorite for the Biletnikoff award before he went down, London was the best wide receiver in the country in 2021. He should absolutely be the first receiver taken in the draft. Taking extra steps of caution to ensure the scouts get the chance to see him perform healthy at a Pro Day is a smart move by he and his team.