Panthers Draft Terrace Marshall Jr. at No. 59 | Team Fit and What to Expect

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With the 59th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft , the Panthers drafted Terrace Marshall Jr., wide receiver out of LSU. The Panthers went with a offense here in the second round, after going with cornerback Jaycee Horn in the first round. With newly-acquired Sam Darnold set to be the starter, Marshall Jr. is just another target in the already explosive Panthers offense, and will likely replace Curtis Samuel’s role in the passing game.

Terrace Marshall Jr. Highlights

Terrace Marshall Jr. NFL Draft Profile and Stats

Terrace Marshall Jr.
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 200 lbs
Age: 20
College: LSU Tigers

Terrace Marshall Jr. 2020 Stats

  • Receptions: 48
  • Receiving Yards: 731
  • Yards per Reception: 15.2
  • Touchdowns: 10
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Terrace Marshall Jr. Draft Profile

Strengths

After being somewhat of an afterthought on LSU’s offensive juggernaut in 2019, Terrace Marshall Jr. got his chance to shine this past season. Shine he did, as he averaged over 100 yards receiving and hauled in 10 touchdowns in just seven games. Marshall’s skillset is a versatile one that has proven successful both in the slot and on the perimeter. His size is ideal for an NFL-caliber receiver, something that cannot be said about several other wideouts in the 2021 NFL Draft class. Marshall possesses tremendous strength, sure hands and explosive play-making ability after the catch.

Weaknesses

There is an injury history here, as Marshall missed three games in 2019 with a foot ailment. He also experienced drop issues from time to time this past season. Some of those appeared to be attributed to a lack of focus. While Marshall possesses winning speed and strength, his route-running doesn’t always reflect his full capabilities.



What to Expect from Marshall Jr. in 2021

The Panthers offense looks quite deadly heading into the 2021 season, with Sam Darnold behind center and his targets Christian McCaffrey, Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore and now Terrace Marshall Jr. Marshall will provide a nice spark to the offense with his size and big-play ability and will take the pressure off both Moore and Anderson. It’s likely he claims the slot role, but can still be utilized on the perimeter if needed. Expect him to float around the middle of the pack regarding his production out of all rookie receivers, since he will have to fight for targets on this talent-heavy offense.

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