5 players Buffalo Bills should already be considering for first round pick in 2024

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Xavier Legette (Wide Reciever)

Xavier Legette has an incredible college story, as he was never on anyone's draft radar before his 2023 season. In Legette's first four college seasons, he only totaled a little over 420 yards in receiving. Legette was labeled as an average special teamer, and despite his height and size, he didn't have any attributes that stood out.

However, scouts began labeling Legette as a "late bloomer" because of this past season alone. Legette almost tripled his career receiving yards total with an impressive 1,255 yards and seven touchdowns. In half of Legette's games, he recorded over 100 receiving yards, and had his best career game against Jacksonville State, recording 217 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 24.1 yards per reception!

Legette is also getting DK Metcalf comparisons due to his rare combination of size and speed, as Legette is 6'3 ft and 227 pounds. Legette is also an impressive route runner, one of his better attributes being able to stop on a dime and turn corners without sacrificing too much speed. 

Legette is also a good blocker, which can help with the Gabe Davis role in the Joe Brady offense. Although with a player like Legette, he will be utilized a lot more in the Joe Brady offense compared to Davis.

One of the things to look out for in Legette is his lone season in production, where he's been non-existent in his other seasons, but this one season was so impressive that it probably negates that "red flag" that Legette is labeled. However, the screengame hasn't worked out in Legette's favor, as his explosiveness and size didn't seem to translate in that part of the game. Carrying on his other weakness is his big frame and explosiveness, which hasn't translated with breaking tackles either. 

With all of this said, Legette is projected to go sometime in the second round in this deep receiving class, and there's a chance that Legette will be there at pick 56. However, there's a chance the NFL combine will help Legette shoot up in projections, to which the Bills would probably have to pick him at 28 if they want him.