LSU Football: Terrace Marshall knows he’s being overlooked

LSU football will have a new No. 1 wide receiver in 2020.

LSU football will have a new No. 1 wide receiver in 2020.

Terrace Marshall Jr, who will step into the No. 1 wide receiver role after Ja’Marr Chase’s decision to opt out of the 2020 season, served as the Tigers’ No. 3 wide receiver last season. With Chase opting out, and Justin Jefferson off to the NFL, it will be Marshall who leads the way for LSU in 2020.

It certainly feels like Marshall is being massively overlooked heading into the season. That’s something that Marshall feels, too.

The Louisiana native was asked on Thursday if he felt like he was being overlooked and he wasn’t afraid to answer yes.

“Me personally, I can say yeah, but at the end of the day I just let my play do the talking,” said Marshall when asked if he was being overlooked (via Brody Miller).

Chase and Jefferson are gone. But the Tigers still have one of the best wide receivers in the SEC in Marshall — even if no one realizes it.

LSU football’s Terrace Marshall Jr won’t be overlooked for long

Marshall was the No. 4 option in LSU’s passing game last season (behind Chase, Jefferson, and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire), yet he still managed to catch 46 passes for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The former five-star wide receiver (Marshall was rated as the No. 13 overall recruit in the 2018 recruiting class) was 12th in the SEC in 2019 in receiving yards. He was fourth in receiving touchdowns (Marshall would’ve led every team but Alabama in receiving touchdowns last year, despite finishing third on LSU’s roster behind Chase and Jefferson). That’s an insane amount of production considering how many options the Tigers had on offense in 2019.

Marshall is poised to be one of the top wide receivers in the SEC in 2020 — even without Joe Burrow throwing him the ball (Myles Brennan is plenty capable of getting Marshall the ball).

Not only do I think Marshall will prove to be one of the top wide receivers in the SEC, I think we’ll likely see him develop into a first-round NFL Draft pick after this season.

And what’s scary is we haven’t even seen Marshall’s full talent unleashed.

Marshall might be overlooked now, but that won’t be the case for long. And I think everyone in Baton Rouge agrees.