June 21, 2024

With just two days remaining until the NFL Draft commences, wide receiver Xavier Legette has caught the attention of the Buffalo Bills.

According to Ryan Talbot of Syracuse.com, the Bills conducted a private workout with Legette, a highly regarded prospect from South Carolina who is anticipated to be a first-round selection.

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In the lead-up to the draft, the Bills have engaged with numerous wide receiver prospects, with many analysts speculating that they may use their first-round pick to bolster their receiving corps following the departures of Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis.

Earlier this year, the Bills interviewed Legette at the NFL Combine in March, where the prospect expressed admiration for quarterback Josh Allen.

“He’s a great quarterback and I feel like I could help that team if I’m blessed to be able to do that,” Legette stated, as reported by Josh Reed on X.

The receiver expressed satisfaction with his meeting with the Bills, mentioning his appreciation for the idea of playing in Buffalo.

“I had a great conversation. I feel like the interview went well. I just want those guys to make it happen if they can make it happen,” Legette remarked.

Many analysts view Legette as a strong potential addition to the Bills, who are seeking talent after losing both of their top receivers. As noted by Nick Wojton of USA Today’s Bills Wire, Legette is coming off a standout season at South Carolina in 2023, during which he recorded 71 receptions for 1,255 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games.

Despite having limited production in college prior to 2023, Legette caught the attention of scouts with an impressive 4.39-second time in the 40-yard dash and showcased his skills in the Senior Bowl.

“I thought Legette was a borderline one,” ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. remarked via the Buffalo News. “But after the Senior Bowl he had, and coming into the combine and working out the way he did, I think Legette is going to go somewhere in the 23 to 32 area.”

The Bills might opt for a more ambitious move to address the loss of Diggs by pursuing a trade with the Houston Texans.

In a mock draft released on April 16, Rob Maaddi of The Associated Press anticipated that the Bills would trade up to the No. 4 overall pick with the Arizona Cardinals.

Although such a move would require the Bills to part with numerous picks this year and a first-rounder next year, it would enable them to secure the top wide receiver prospect, Marvin Harrison Jr.

Maaddi suggested that with the pressure to win a Super Bowl and the need for a new No. 1 receiver after the Diggs trade, Harrison could be the perfect fit. Despite trading up in the first round in the last two years, the Bills haven’t executed such a substantial leap in a decade.

Their last significant move up occurred in the 2014 draft when they traded up to the No. 4 spot to select wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

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