Panthers select wide receiver in first round after trade with Bills

DETROIT — The Carolina Panthers selected a wide receiver in the first round Thursday night after a surprise trade.

The Panthers picked Xavier Legette out of the University South Carolina with the 32nd pick of the NFL Draft. Carolina traded their second-round pick and a fifth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills. They got tonight’s first-round pick and a sixth-round pick back.

Legette caught seven touchdowns last season with the Gamecocks on top of 1,255 receiving yards.

The Panthers still hold the 39th pick in tomorrow’s second round.

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