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Which Rookie Wide Receivers Are Poised for Success in 2024

 The NFL Draft has happened and gone. This draft class boasted a ton of talent at the wide receiver position. Here are three wide receivers that will thrive in the 2024 NFL season. 

Xavier Legette 

With the last pick in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers selected Xavier Legette from South Carolina. Legette possesses that size and speed that Carolina was desperately lacking last year. This is a blurb of what Greg Cossell of the 33rd Team had to say on the S.C. product.

"Excellent straight-line speed with acceleration to run after catch and burst to run away from defense on short throws. Good size and body control and hands to highpoint the ball and make contested catches on the sideline. Overall, he caught the ball effectively through contact. He maintained control of the ball with excellent balance.”

That checks off many boxes and ones that the Panthers didn't do much of as a team last year. I'm very excited to see what he does, speaking as a Panthers fan.

Xavier Worthy

Selected in the first round with pick 28 by the Kansas City Chiefs, Worthy famously broke the 40-yard dash with a 4.21-second pass in Indianapolis. The Chiefs' receiver woes have been well-documented throughout last year. Also not helping things are the current legal woes of Rashee Rice, leaving his status murky for the time being.

But back to Worthy, his track speed should translate well in a Chiefs offense that also touts some burners in Mecole Hardman and Hollywood Brown. I was stunned that he didn't end up with the Miami Dolphins while we were on that subject.

Keon Coleman 

Coleman was the first pick in the second round by the Buffalo Bills. All the social media videos that have been published regarding Keon Coleman have been nothing but positive. The guy radiates sunshine and happiness. According to his draft profile that was done by Pro Football Network, “an effortless accelerator with hyperactive foot speed and lateral twitch for his size”. Coleman has that speed and movement that the Bills need in their wide receiver room in a post-Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis World to hopefully make it past the Chiefs in the AFC.

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