Before the 2022 NFL Draft went underway on Thursday, superstar rapper Drake picked USC Football superstar WR Drake London to be the first wideout taken in the draft. Remember back when people were scared that "the Drake curse" was a real thing? That every time Drake endorsed an athlete, that athlete would be cursed?
Well, after Drake's Toronto Raptors won the NBA Title in 2019, those concerns were put to bed. They were confirmed, however, on Thursday when London WAS indeed the first wideout taken in the draft. London was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the eighth overall pick.
Drake was correct. Sure enough, it did feel right. And when the seventh pick was announced, Drake was confirmed to be right. London was selected to be a major weapon of choice for the Falcons to add to their offensive attack that already includes a player similar to London in college in Kyle Pitts.
The Atlanta Falcons made the right choice in USC Football legend Drake London.
USC Football great, Drake London, will be catching passes from fellow Pac-12 great Marcus Mariota on the Atlanta Falcons. Mariota will need a receiver now with Falcons WR1, Calvin Ridley, out for the year due to a suspension he got for betting on NFL games.
London will serve as another big-bodied threat for the former fellow-first rounder to throw contested prayers to. London will come down with them, as he caught 19 contested receptions last year despite getting hurt and out for the season in the eighth contest of the season.
That was SIX more than ANY receiver in the country up through Week 12. Despite missing all that time, he won Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2021. Grabbing 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns, he was the runaway favorite for the Biletnikoff Award before he went down. He is set to be the next great NFL receiver to come out of the blueblood SC program.