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Falcons Remain Coy on Drake London’s 40 Time

The Atlanta Falcons selected wide receiver Drake London with their first round pick on Thursday night in the NFL Draft.

London was the first wide receiver off the board, starting a run on wide receivers that ended with a record six being taken in the top-20 picks.

London didn’t run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine or his pro day, instead relying on the age-old phrase “check the tape.”

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith had the same sentiment when asked if they had a 40-time on London. Pressed by D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC, and Smith wouldn’t budge.

“We’re not going to discuss internal measurements we have on guys,” said Smith.

Check the video for the full comment from Smith:

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at Scout.com, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.