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3 star wide receivers the NY Jets could target in the 2022 NFL Draft

NY Jets, Garrett Wilson
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NY Jets, Drake London
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2. Drake London, WR, USC

That brings me to Drake London of USC.

London is a 6-foot-5 monster who uses his size better than any receiver in this year's class to generate separation and make uncatchable balls catchable.

He actually had the worst stats of anyone in this article going for just over 1,000 receiving yards and catching seven touchdowns for an underwhelming USC team, but his fit into this Mike LaFleur scheme is like a glove.

In going through some of his highlight reels, I noticed London is very good at coming back to the ball from his original route, which is something that will work beautifully with Zach Wilson since his ball loses a lot of steam on the last 10 yards or so on any given intermediate/deep throw.

London's ability to not only present Wilson with a big target that can mitigate accuracy issues, but also have the ability to come back to an underthrown ball shows a feat of athleticism in such a big body that many other bigger receivers can only dream of.

I personally love the fit of London in this Jets offense to give Wilson some support and take the pressure off of him to be 100 percent accurate like he'd have to be with a Garrett Wilson who creates his own pocket of space and window of time to receive the ball.

With a Drake London, Wilson can heave it up and still be bailed out by either a contested catch in traffic or a super-athletic and agile play. Another gigantic USC receiver. What a surprise!

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