If any team were to lose their best player, they would be in trouble. The Panthers are no different.
Detroit will be screwed without Megatron. New Orleans will be screwed without Brees. Atlanta will be hurting without Julio Jones. And on and on. There are players on every team that are critical to their success and Smitty is one of those guys. Doesn't mean you have to find his replacement every year or even could if you tried. We have brought in a ton of players trying to find a number 2 since we found Smitty and few have worked out besides Moose. We will continue to try and find a number 1 to replace Smitty but honestly there were no receivers in this draft who could do that. Maybe I missed it but where was Julio Jones and A J Green in this draft. I didn't see any.
That's easy enough to say, but it's not that simple. Some teams have proven depth, and it's expected for a team to essentially go to hell without their star QB. But, like I said, maybe the depth is there for us at WR. I really want to believe that.