You won't believe what pick Mel Kiper has Drake London as in his latest mock draft

Oct 2, 2021; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Drake London, USC Football
Oct 2, 2021; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Drake London, USC Football / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Legendary USC Football Wide Receiver Drake London has just been mocked as the fourth overall pick by famous ESPN Draft Analyst Mel Kiper in his 'Mock Draft 3.0.' London has been mocked as early as No. 2 to the Detroit Lions this offseason, but it hadn't been taken as seriously since it wasn't from a major analyst like Kiper.

Kiper mocking London to be that giant slot target for the New York Jets lets us know that the hype of London soaring up draft boards is real. And London should be drafted in the top four. It shouldn't even be worth a discussion.

Despite playing in what was probably the worst USC offensive system of all-time, London still put up 88 catches and 1,084 yards with seven touchdowns in spite of only being able to play the first seven games of the season and part of the eighth. He got injured and ruled out for the rest of the year in that eighth game. While that could be seen as a negative for London, he's already recovering at a pace more than fast enough to compete at his own Pro Day that he'll be holding soon.

Drake London won Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year despite USC football holding him back in Graham Harrell's offense.

It truly is nuts that Drake London missed the last four games of the season yet was still the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2021. It goes to show just how amazing his season was. After all, USC was 4-4 with him on the field. They were 0-4 as soon as he left.

The best part about London is who he is when it comes to contested catches. According to PFF, London's 19 contested catches in just eight games in 2021 was more than any other receiver in the entire nation through week 12...He makes the easy plays look as easy as they are, and the hard plays look just as easy.

London has a very diverse route tree, having played outside, inside, and having played tight end for his first of three years at SC. An ex-Trojan basketball player as well, he goes and attacks footballs at the catch point like a basketball player jumps at rebounds. His 6'5", 210 pound body makes him not even fair for defensive backs to defend.

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USC is a FACTORY for wide receivers, the best one in the country. London is going to be the next one taken early, and the next one to excel at the NFL level. Kiper knows it, the Jets know it, every GM in the league knows it.