5 wide receivers who look like a fit for the Detroit Lions in 2024 NFL Draft

Wide receiver doesn't land as a massive need for the Detroit Lions, but these five prospects fit the profile of what they might be looking to add to the position in the draft.

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1. Xavier Legette, South Carolina

Legette was listed taller at South Carolina (6-foot-3) than he measured at the combine (6-foot-1). But he is noticeably big (221 pounds), and he posted a 40-inch vertical and a 10-foot-six-inch broad jump at the combine. Oh, and he also ran a 4.39 40.

After not producing much over his four seasons for the Gamecocks, Legette's had a huge breakout season in 2023-71 receptions for 1,255 yards and seven touchdowns. It will be up to NFL teams to determine if that's a one-off outlier or a sign of things to come. The marriage of opportunity, being ready to emerge and an NFL prospect throwing him the ball (Spencer Rattler) helped.

Legette is, to steel a phrase from NFL Draft Buzz, "built like a linebacker." The Lions met with him in Indianapolis, and he said he thought (via Ben Raven of MLive) the interview went well.

"Oh, yes. I met with the Lions, man,” “That interview went really well, as well. Really, they just wanted to check my knowledge. I feel like I check the box on that.”

Pro Football Focus "credited" Legette with just two drops last season, with a very high grade against man coverage and a 47.6 percent contested catch rate.

Legette made himself some money with his combine showing. But it would be a shock if he's a first-round pick, and somewhere on Day 2 (with three picks right now) it seems like he'll be in play for the Lions if they want to go that direction.

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