Terrace Marshall Jr. 2021 NFL Draft Overview
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 201 pounds
School: Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers
2021 NFL Draft: Terrace Marshall Jr. Player Profile
When you think about all the wide receivers drafted in the second round who have ended up being superstars, players like Davante Adams, Michael Thomas, D.K. Metcalf, Chase Claypool, and many more come to mind. After scouting Terrace Marshall, it seems that he could wind up being a second round steal as well. A great route runner with great “RAC” ability, Marshall brings a lot to the table for the team that drafts him.
In his freshman season, Marshall did not produce much, with a mere twelve catches for 192 yards. However, in his sophomore season, he broke out. The LSU Tigers offense was stacked with NFL talent that year, with Joe Burrow at quarterback. He was throwing to all-pro NFL WR Justin Jefferson and Biletnikoff award winner Ja’Marr Chase, in addition to Marshall. Burrow also had 2020 first round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire to hand off to. During that championship season, surrounded by all these talented players, Marshall was able to rack up 37 catches for 545 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was a great outside receiver opposite Ja’Marr Chase during that season.
In the 2020 season, when Jefferson was in the pros and Chase had opted out, as well as Burrow and Edwards-Helaire in the pros, Marshall was LSU’s number one receiver. He performed very well in that position, posting great numbers. He had 48 catches for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns in just seven games. He showed that he could be a great number one receiver, even without a great quarterback or a great run game, or even other great receivers taking away defensive attention.
- Great height for a wide receiver
- Able to beat corners off the line
- Great ability to run after the catch
- Excellent catch radius
- Great three-step snapdown when running routes
- Productive even without NFL talent surrounding him.
- Skinny build, may need to get bigger for the pros
- Some drops on rare occasions
- Needs to work on cuts on post routes and dig routes
- Only had seven games as a number one wide receiver in his career
- Agility not elite
NFL Comparison: Michael Thomas
Marshall and Thomas both have slim frames but are still able to win off the line, and have a great catch radius with excellent production.
Teams With Need at Position: Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants
Projection: Late first – Early second round
Bottom Line on Terrace Marshall Jr.
Marshall is an extremely solid player with a lot of the attributes you would want in a great receiver. If he falls to the second round, he could definitely, beyond a reasonable doubt, become the next second round steal at the receiver position. A good route runner who can catch everything thrown at him, he could be a reliable number one receiver for teams, or a very solid number two.
If Marshall goes to a team where he will get targets, look out. He could be a great potential sleeper star, and you should definitely target him in the second round or late first round in dynasty rookie drafts. He can play in the slot, outside, or a combination. Teams with poor wide receiver rooms should look to grab him in the second if he falls.
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