Round 2 – Hayden Hurst – Tight End – USC
By now all Gamecock fans are crying foul, assuring me Hurst will not be there for the Carolina Panthers selection. I am not so sure. Hurst is already 25 years old. That fact alone will drop him into round two. I suspect he will be there for the Panthers selection, but Marty Hurney, being the draft day trade machine that he is, may decide to trade up and not take any chances.
Hurst will immediately be the #2 tight end on the roster and get plenty of playing time. He will develop into an adequate eventual replacement for Greg Olsen.