2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Xavier Legette

  • Xavier Legette, 6-3/227
  • Wide Receiver
  • South Carolina

Xavier Legette Scouting Report

By Charlie Campbell


  • Dangerous playmaker downfield
  • Good speed; can stretch a defense vertically
  • Dominant size
  • Always open because of his size
  • Playmaker; threat to score from anywhere on the field
  • Impressive body control
  • Tracks the ball well
  • Very good along the sideline
  • Skilled at making contested catches over defensive backs
  • Big target
  • Leaping ability
  • Physical with corners
  • Attacks the football
  • Red-zone weapon
  • Presents a size mismatch
  • Can run away from defensive backs
  • Enough quickness to get separation
  • Third-down weapon
  • Gets yards after catch
  • Nice fit for a West Coast offense
  • Scheme versatility
  • Upside


  • Raw
  • Needs development in route-running
  • One-year wonder

Prospect Summary:

Legette was one of the SEC’s breakout playmakers in 2023, catching 71 passes for 1,255 yards and seven touchdowns. It was a huge increase in production compared to 2022 (18-167-3) and 2021 (8-63-1). Legette was a starter in many games during those previous seasons, but everything clicked for him as a super-senior and he was the No. 1 receiver for Spencer Rattler.

For the NFL, Legette has surprising speed for a big receiver. With his height and strength, Legette is a red-zone weapon who provides a size mismatch for the NFL. However, he retains enough speed to generate separation downfield and a surprising burst to run away from the defense. Legette can run well to work on defenses vertically and threaten them at all levels. He is a long-strider with a second gear and can explode in the open field, displaying sheer speed to out-race defenders. That ability will be diminished somewhat in the NFL, but there is no doubt that ge has above-average speed for a big wideout.

Entering the next level, Legette has some rawness and could use development in terms of his route-running. He can be a bit linear after the catch. Given Legette’s skill set, it’s surprising that he was not featured more in 2019-2022; he had only 41 catches over those four seasons. Legette is a 1-year wonder, but there his no doubt that he has the skill set of a pro starter.

For the NFL, Legette is a potential starting receiver who has the athletic upside of a No. 1 receiver. Team sources say they think Legette could be a late first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and should not last long if he slips to the second round.

Prospect Comparison:

Breshad Perriman. Legette is reminiscent of Perriman coming out of Central Florida. Perriman (6-2, 215) and Legette are close to the same size and showed good speed for big receivers. Perriman also had some rawness entering the NFL, and that led to him being a late first-rounder. Legette could be a better version of Perriman as a pro.


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