Lets face it--WR on this team has NEVER been addressed. I suppose Moose in the second round was a solid pick, but we drafted Smith to return punts--the fact that he is a 13-year stud WR is pretty much luck. He would have been even better if he had spent his career as a slot or had a #1 WR to take away double teams, so his accomplishments are incredible In fact, we have leaned on him for 10 years.
Since then, we have tried to find a WR in round 2--the USC busts. We drafted drew carter off the surgeon's table. Then Hurney got desperate took Lafell, Armanti, and Gettis in a 2010 attempt to fix this mess. Our futility in Carolina has everything to do with the inability to find a decent #2 WR---after Moose, we have never had one. Unfortunately, it has never been enough of a priority to draft one in the first round. Instead, we take 2 RBs in 3 years in the first round. They are easier picks, and Marty liked to take the low-riskers in the first round. Made him look good.
WR, DT, CB--you would have thought they unnecessary players if you look at Marty Hurney's draft history.
This draft, expect a WR, S, and OT.