Panthers’ Xavier Legette: ‘A big, fast man’ set on showing he’s also a route-runner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Midway through the Panthers’ first rookie minicamp session Friday, Xavier Legette ran a deep, in-breaking route against air and turned his head to find the pass from former Louisville quarterback Jack Plummer.

The ball was thrown well behind Legette and ended up on the ground, a familiar sight during the hourlong practice. Getting the timing down is always a challenge on the first day of rookie minicamp, which brings together draft picks, undrafted free agents and a few players on tryout contracts. But that was especially tough for Plummer and ex-Montana State quarterback Sean Chambers on Friday when trying to connect with Legette.

“Xavier’s a big, fast man. So there is a change of pace. He’s covering ground like you’re not used to seeing,” Panthers coach Dave Canales said of the former South Carolina wideout. “Just looking at Montana State and Louisville, they may not have had a guy that’s this big, this fast. So a lot of what I saw was them…

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