Carolina Panthers: Three respected first-round choices--starting with Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins--plus 15 expensive free agents, including quarterback Frank Reich.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Two of the first 19 players drafted--USC tackle Tony Boselli, the No. 2 choice, and Tennessee running back James Stewart--plus 10 free agents and a veteran quarterback, Steve Beuerlein.
Expansion teams always have the same two problems--getting respectable and staying respectable--but in a time of many available free agents, and with all the bonus choices they've had this weekend, either Carolina's leaders, Bill Polian and Coach Dom Capers, or Jacksonville's one-man band, Coach Tom Coughlin, could make a run at the record-holders.
Paul Brown, who got Cincinnati's expansion Bengals into the playoffs in 1970, their third season.
John McKay, who got Tampa Bay's expansion Buccaneers into the NFC title game in 1979, their fourth season.
The rise of the Steelers and Houston Oilers in the '70s blocked out the Bengals.
An ill-advised fight with their quarterback, Doug Williams, blocked out the Buccaneers.
In this league, it takes more than the draft to succeed, a lot more.