Cleveland Browns: Why Drake London would be the best fit
When one watches Drake London on tape, one thing that stands out is how tall and athletic-looking he is. He catches many of his passes by literally boxing out his defenders. London has played basketball in his past including for his USC team. His 6-foot-5 height and big frame make him an intimidating player.
It may not seem that he’d have the speed we’ve discussed previously regarding Wilson, but he can separate enough and bounce through tacklers for extra yardage after the catch.
He did break his ankle earlier this fall but that shouldn’t be a huge distractor.
The Browns need a reliable receiver who will catch the ball consistently and that’s a big benefit of drafting someone like London. On tape, London was usually grabbing passes against defenders and taking advantage of his length. He also can take passes out in the flat and make big gains with the ability to run after the catch
He may not burn the defender, but he certainly could gain big yards after the reception and rumble to the end zone.
He seems to fit the type of player that would become a fan favorite because of his efforts and the way that he grinds it out on the field. He likes taking the contact on the receptions and gaining that yardage to move the sticks. Cleveland needs a player that can help make that possible on every offensive series.
His height would favor Baker Mayfield’s game as well because Mayfield usually targets his players with higher passes and give him a target, he’d be able to hit consistently.