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The Chicago Bears could draft Drake London to replace Allen Robinson

One of the biggest risers in this year’s draft class, as of late, is USC’s Drake London. Just a month ago, London was widely looked at as a mid-second rounder. All of the sudden, the hype has become real and there have been many mocks putting him in the first round.

However, if London is there at pick 39, then the Bears absolutely have to take him. London is a 6-foot-5 monster and a multi-sport athlete.

What stands out about London, right off the bat, is his athletic ability. London has a huge vertical leap, and paired with his big body, allows him to be a threat for those tough 50-50 balls.

Because of his size, London is outstanding at getting open. Put aside his solid route running, and London uses his body to get in front of defensive backs and ensure he’s open. He has no issue manhandling smaller corners. Then, when he does get the ball, he’s great after the catch. His physicality allows him to gain extra yardage by bullying defensive backs and shedding tackles.

The physical aspect of London’s game also makes him a threat on running downs, being a willing blocker.

Pairing London with Mooney instantly gives the Bears a young, formidable duo in their wide receiver room. Last year, London caught 88 passes for 1,074 yards and seven touchdowns.