USC WR Drake London won’t run a 40 before the draft, says teams can watch the film

USC Trojans defeats the Arizona Wildcats 41-34 during a NCAA football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
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Former USC wide receiver Drake London did not run the 40 at his Pro Day workout, and as he also didn’t run at the Combine, NFL teams won’t have a 40 time for him before the draft.

London says that shouldn’t matter.

Watch the film,” London told ESPN. “At the end of the day, I really don’t have to blow by guys to catch the ball. I mean, I can, but I don’t have to.”

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound London was named the Pac-12’s offensive player of the year last year despite his season being cut short by an injury after he caught 88 passes for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns. London said teams that watch the film will see him making plays even though the defense was usually keying on him.

“Everybody knew where the ball was going,” London said. “I had triple coverage, double coverage all game, and it still didn’t stop me. So whatever they say about that, I could care less.”

Many mock drafts have London going either No. 10 overall to the New York Jets or No. 11 to the Washington Commanders.

35 responses to “USC WR Drake London won’t run a 40 before the draft, says teams can watch the film

  1. He’s right.. the tape will show that he’s not even in the top 10 of fastest WRs to come out this year.

  2. Wow, quite the attitude. Might want to move past this guy cause once he tastes some success he will only be a bigger nightmare.

  3. I would remove a guy from my draft board with this attitude! I wonder if all of the Olave fans were as big on Parris Campbell. They’re kind of the same guy and what has Campbell done in the NFL?! People need to settle down when it comes to Ohio State QBs and WRs!

  4. Double & triple covered all the time??? Well lately in the Pac 12 conference that’s like single coverage in the Sec, Big Ten, & Acc. Already sounds like a get team player as well.

  5. This is a very thin edge is this good confidence or bad. I think he’s fallen clearly on the good side. He performed well and put a lot on tape and thinks his “actual” demonstrated skills they want are shown there. No need to audition you heard me rock when I did my last concert. I can respect the moxie, if he was a 4th rounder this is not smart. For a high pick at a position necessitating confidence I like it in this case. I wish him well.

  6. He’s slow as molasses but probably looks good on the game film because he plays in the weak Pac-12.

  7. NFL teams tell London he can watch others get drafted from the comfort of his home.

  8. Laquan Treadwell vibes from his game. Contested catches make for cool highlights but getting separation is what wins in the NFL.

  9. Sean McVay and the Rams didn’t even go to the combine. They can see everything they need to see from film. After all, it’s football, not track. What better way to judge a football player, than to watch him play football. You’d think that would be common sense.

  10. He’s still recovering from an injury. Why risk re-agitating it when teams can look at the tape, like he said.

  11. Is this what he will say to his NFL coach. “I don’t have to come to OTA, just catch my tape to see what I can do. Just throw me the ball, no one can cover me.”

  12. If he’s got this kind of an attitude BEFORE he’s drafted, just imagine his me me attitude AFTER he’s drafted.

  13. wouldn’t draft him before the fourth round, if that;

    the 40 and 3-cone drill are preeminent for WRs;

    obviously he’s a possession receiver at the next level yet his head is inflated like he’s a no.1 WR;

  14. Number 10 Jets or number 11 Commanders? If I were him I’d be praying the Jets take me at 10.

  15. Arrogance can slay even the biggest giant.

    Agents are not alway the player’s best advisor.

  16. His highlight reel is a bunch of guys not being able to tackle him, catches everything. Brings attitude. Lots of positive intangibles. Jets need speed however, slowest team in NFL last year. I feel the need, the need for speed.

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