John Fox and Marty Hurney have a history of spending their first round pick on the teamsí biggest need despite telling the media you always go best player available. In 2002, the pairs first year in Charlotte, the teams defensive line was a shambles and Julius Peppers was selected 2nd overall. In 2003, the team badly needed an offensive tackle after former second round pick Chris Terry was released for off field issues, enter Jordan Gross. The 2004 draft saw the Panthers front office trade up to upgrade the teams biggest weakness from the previous season, cornerback.
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