Rapper Drake places monster bet on first WR to be drafted



June 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Canadian rapper Drake poses for photos on the red carpet ahead of the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Drake has a good feeling about a specific player becoming the first wide receiver on the board at the position in the 2022 NFL Draft.

On Thursday morning, the Canadian rapper posted a screenshot of a betting slip on his Instagram story showing he bet $100,000 on USC’s Drake London to be the first wide receiver taken.

“Drake betting on Drake seems fair,” the Grammy Award-winning artist wrote.

Drake would get $335,000 if his bet was successful.

It’s certainly possible that London, who had his best college season last year, could be the first of a class of talented wide receivers to hear his name.

In 2021, London recorded 88 receptions for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games. He was the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and received First-Team All-American honors by Pro Football Focus.

In three seasons at USC, London caught 160 passes for 2,153 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Drake made the bet with Stake.com, a crypto betting platform not available in the United States. In March, he announced a partnership with them, so his bet is likely an advertisement.

Drake suffered a loss on a major UFC bet he made in March, but managed to bet the Los Angeles Rams and Odell Beckham Jr. in the Super Bowl.