NFL scout predicts high draft picks for South Carolina football stars Spencer Rattler, Xavier Legette

South Carolina football quarterback Spencer Rattler was given a "Day 2" grade from Senior Bowl Director and ex-NFL scout Jim Nagy, and Nagy said he believes Xavier Legette will move up draft boards significantly very soon.

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For many fans, South Carolina football quarterback Spencer Rattler is one of the most polarizing prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Those who watched him on Netflix when he was a teenager or only saw one poor game at Oklahoma that led to Caleb Williams taking over the starting job view him as overrated. Those who saw him play for the Gamecocks and have seen how much he has matured as a player and as a person over the past two years believe #7 to be underrated.

With a player like Rattler, overcoming one's biases to evaluate him as a player is difficult, but there are a few things almost everyone agrees on the Gamecock QB: Spencer Rattler has big-time arm talent, he is accurate, and he is semi-mobile.

One of the scouts who has been on record as loving Rattler as a prospect is former NFL scout and current Reese's Senior Bowl Director Jim Nagy.

In an interview with Ari Meirov, Nagy repeatedly talked about how Spencer Rattler is a better player than the media tends to believe. "Day 2" (2nd round/3rd round) was Nagy's NFL Draft grade for Rattler, and the ex-NFL scout said that Rattler is "a guy who can start" at the next level.

Speaking of players who are underrated, in that same interview, Nagy also heaped praise on Gamecock wide receiver Xavier Legette.

In his blurb on Legette, Nagy argued that the talented Carolina receiver could push himself into 1st round conversations with a good showing at the Senior Bowl, something that the Director is confident he can do: "I think coming out of [the Senior Bowl]...I think he's going to surpass a bunch of the juniors that are being talked about."

Legette's draft stock could soar after NFL teams realize just how big (listed at 6'3" and 227 pounds) and fast (has run an unofficial sub-4.4 in the 40-yard dash) he is. There are very few players, regardless of position, that can bring the size-speed combo to the table that Xavier Legette brings.

You can watch the entire interview below.

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