Xavier Legette
Xavier Legette  WR  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Xavier Legette
Height
6-1
Weight
223
College
South Carolina
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Mullins, SC
85.0/100
Player Rating
16
PositionRank (WR)
4.29
FortyYD Time
Receptions
71
Rec YDs
1255
Rec TDs
7
Rec AVG
17.7

Xavier Legette WR South Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Xavier Legette WR South Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.29 seconds (98%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (52%*) Weight: 223 (92%*)
Hands: 8 7/8 (26%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (43%*) Span: 77 2/8 (61%*)
Forty: 4.29 (O) (98%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.29 seconds (98%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (52%*) Weight: 223 (92%*)
Hands: 8 7/8 (26%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (43%*)
Span: 77 2/8 (61%*)
Forty: 4.29 (O) (98%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 85.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
75%
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QB Rating When targeted: 122.2
Hands:
89%
Short Receiving:
89%
Intermediate Routes:
94%
Deep Threat:
94%
Blocking:
48%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #73 Position rank: #16
College Games: 50 College Snaps: 1551
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 74/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Andrei Iosivas - Princeton
76%
Jameson Williams - Alabama
68%
Kadarius Toney - Florida
59%
Draft Profile: Bio
Xavier Legette, hailing from Mullins High School, garnered a 3-star rating from ESPN and an impressive 4-star grade from 247 Sports. Following his high school career, Legette made the decision to join the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Legette did very little on the field for the Gamecocks until his senior year in 2023. Legette enjoyed a remarkable season. He played in all 12 games, showcasing his talent with an outstanding 71 catches for an impressive 1255 yards, averaging 17.7 yards per reception. He scored 7 touchdowns, and his quarterback rating when targeted reached an outstanding 127.1.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Reliable receiver with the ability to make difficult catches in traffic and along the sidelines.
  • Excellent acceleration and incredible top speed, capable of outrunning any corner
  • Ideal height and possesses a sold build - built like a linebacker, with strong hands, effective in pulling the ball in contested situations.
  • Excels in vertical routes with a combination of size, athleticism, and body control.
  • A contested-catch specialist, thriving on physicality and strong hands.
  • Shows quickness off the line and can effectively beat NFL press coverage.
  • Has elite balance and burst, demonstrating great ability in tight-roping the sideline and breaking out of his routes.
  • Flexible and agile, maintaining speed while making turns and weaving through defenses.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Tendency to let deep throws get into his pads and chest instead of securing with hands.
  • Needs development in recognizing and sitting down against zone coverage.
  • Comfortable in traffic but sometimes lacks effort in creating separation from defenders.
  • Limited college production, with a significant breakout only in his final season.
  • May struggle to adjust to the higher complexity of NFL defensive schemes initially.
Scouting Report: Summary
Xavier Legette has insane measurables. His low 4.3 speed in the forty-yard dash along with the size height combination isn't something we have seen since DK Metcalf. Legette excels in making contested catches and using his physicality to gain yards after the catch, making him a potential deep threat and red-zone target.

Leggette however has only played one significant year of college football and scouts will have to determine if 2023 was the new norm or a bit of a unicorn.

His transition to the NFL will require improvements in footwork and explosiveness off the line, as well as enhanced ability in the open field.

His upside is as high as any receiver in the draft class not called Marvin Harrison, and given this we could see a team falling in love with his athletic traits especially if he puts on a show at the combine. He could easily go in the second round, it's a pity for him Al Davis isn't still alive or he'd be a Slam dunk first-round selection.

Xavier Legette percentiles vs other Wide Receivers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Update - 02/28/2024
At the Senior Bowl he was measured at 6-1 which is a couple of inches shorter than billed. This will ham his draft stock as he was looked at as a height, weight, speed freak.

How other scouting services rate Xavier Legette (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
59.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
15.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.