Atlanta Falcons: Positive news about crucial WR’s week 1 status
When the Atlanta Falcons drafted wide receiver Drake London with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, they drafted him to be the team’s number one receiver, no question about it.
When London injured his ankle after an impressive first catch in the Falcons’ first preseason game, fans were extremely concerned. If he does not suit up for his team on any given week, it would be a gigantic blow for the offense, but luckily we have great news surrounding him.
The Atlanta Falcons’ top wide receiver practices for the first time in weeks
The Atlanta Falcons need Drake London to play in his first real NFL game on Sunday, they just do. Without him, they lack a true difference-maker at the wide receiver position. Not to mention that having another big body in the lineup to go with Kyle Pitts makes this offense much more dynamic.
It is clear how important this rookie is for this team, but what is the latest update on him?
Well, he practiced for the first time since his injury.
Not only is this a critical update for the team, but it is also an extremely exciting update for fans, as everyone cannot wait to see the debut of the former USC Trojan. We have only seen one catch from him so far but it has left all of us wanting to see more.
However, there is bad news, we are not quite in the clear yet, just because he is back at practice does not mean he is feeling well enough to play.
It was also an unpadded practice that was essentially a bunch of walkthroughs for the players, not exactly a practice that would tell everyone whether or not he is ready for NFL action.
Nonetheless, hearing that he is back at practice only increases his chances of playing on Sunday. Arthur Smith also mentioned that Drake is “progressing,” and isn’t ready to give a firm answer on his availability against the Aints.