Falcons take Drake London at No. 8

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The Falcons had their choice of quarterbacks with the eighth overall choice. They instead selected a receiver over Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett and Liberty quarterback Malik Willis.

USC’s Drake London was the choice for Atlanta. He will pair with last year’s No. 4 overall choice, tight end Kyle Pitts, for veteran quaterback Marcus Mariota.

Mariota signed a two-year deal with the Falcons with an out after 2022, so the team is expected to select a quarterback at some point in this draft. It was not to be in the first round, though.

The Falcons were in need of a No. 1 receiver after losing Calvin Ridley to a suspension for all of 2022. London joins a receiving corps that includes Olamide Zaccheaus, Auden Tate, Damiere Byrd, KhaDarel Hodge, Austin Trammell and Frank Darby. So, there was an obvious need.

4 responses to “Falcons take Drake London at No. 8

  1. I am not sure he was the best WR there let alone the best player. I know Artie was looking for a specific type, but he almost never has ANY separation. How is he going to get open? Don’t tell me about the contested catches he made against Pac-10 corners.

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