Other first-year eligibles are running back Eric Metcalf; offensive tackles Tony Boselli, Lomas Brown and Richmond Webb; and linebackers Levon Kirkland and Hardy Nickerson.
Carter ought to be a lock to get in, considering that he's the best non-Jerry Rice WR in the history of the league and everything. . .and if he's not the best, he's certainly on the short list.
It would be something special to be there next August when he goes into the Hall.