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Why USC’s Drake London Is Finishing Piece to This Jets Offense

New York should draft the top receiver from USC, a high-upside wideout with the ability to make plays in the passing game while supporting the running game.
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The Jets’ front office has made zero attempt to hide its desires to acquire a stud wide receiver this offseason. After doing “due diligence” on Calvin Ridley prior to his suspension, Amari Cooper before his trade to Cleveland and most recently being a finalist for now-Dolphin Tyreek Hill, the Jets have made it abundantly clear that adding another weapon to this young offense is one of the final pieces needed to finish off an impressive and encouraging offseason.

After the well-known “three strikes, you’re out” we’ve seen thus far, it’s time for New York to turn its focus to the NFL Draft — where several dynamic playmakers await — with all most likely being available at the 10th selection for the Jets. The choice, now, is where it can get tricky.

The conversation on who the top-ranked wide receiver of this class has been a rotating list all year long, with the likes of Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, Arkansas’s Treylon Burks, Alabama’s Jameson Williams and USC’s Drake London all earning their shine at one point or another as “the guy” of this draft. Each, deservingly so, possess a unique skillset that the others can’t match: Williams has the speed, Olave has the route-running, Burks has the physicality, Wilson has the elusiveness and London the size and body control.

At the end of the day, it’s not who’s the best receiver in this class that matters most, rather what’s the flavor of receiver you’re looking for. For New York, it’s the 6-foot-5 with a catch radius unlike any other; Southern Cal’s Drake London.

USC WR Drake London scores touchdown in Bowl Game
USC WR Drake London runs after catch
USC WR Drake London celebrates catch


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