North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver, Dwight Jones, is heading to the NFL Draft as one of the top players at his position. Therefore, the team is going to have to find a replacement for the productive wideout.
The Tar Heels do have someone pegged to fill that position named Erik Highsmith.
While Jones caught 85 passes for 1,196 yard and 12 touchdowns, Highsmith had 51 receptions for 726 yards and five touchdowns.
Highsmith will take over Jones' lead receiver role, but behind him, there isn't much experience.
Rising senior, Jheranie Boyd had just 14 receptions on the year (although five were for touchdowns), but he is most likely to be alongside Highsmith. No wide receiver caught more than four passes on the season other than Highsmith, Boyd and Jones. Boyd caught 12 receptions his freshman season and 14 last season (for a combined seven touchdowns and 524 yards).
In the pass-heavy North Carolina offense led by quarterback Bryn Renner, the Tar Heels need to have their receivers game ready.