VIDEO: Drake London Burns Veteran Defender for Highlight Catch

Larry Rupp
VIDEO: Drake London burns a veteran defender for a highlight catch.
VIDEO: Drake London burns a veteran defender for a highlight catch. / AP Photos/Brynn Anderson

Atlanta Falcons fans have to be excited about what they've seen from rookie wide receiver Drake London in training camp. The No. 8 overall pick has been regularly creating separation and making big plays down the field. It all came together when he burned a veteran defender for a highlight catch.

Atlanta Falcons Training Camp

London was facing cornerback Casey Hayward one-on-one and started off his route by faking to the outside before going inside. Once Hayward came back into the picture, London stopped him in his tracks with a perfect juke move. All the USC product had to do then was jump and bring in the pass.

What makes this play even more impressive was that Hayward was called for holding. That didn't matter to London as he came down in the end zone with a touchdown. Keep in mind Hayward has allowed a completion percentage under 63.0% in pass coverage in each of the last four seasons.

"This whole experience is a learning process, and every day going against the caliber of guys we have, including Casey and A.J., is helping me a lot as we go through this process."

Drake London on Training Camp

This is just a sneak peek into what London is capable of. The 21-year-old was praised throughout the draft process for his ability to catch contested balls and his overall athleticism. Those aspects of his game were on full display as he racked up 1,084 yards and 7 touchdowns in his final college season.

The Falcons have odds set at +790 to make the NFL Playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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