Former LSU football wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr landed in a perfect NFL situation on Friday evening.
Marshall, a former five-star recruit, was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the second round (No. 59 overall pick) of the 2021 NFL Draft.
This is an absolute steal for the Panthers.
Marshall is a first-round talent who never got a chance to shine at LSU, due to playing behind Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. The COVID-19 pandemic also impacted Marshall’s opportunities to show off his skills in Baton Rouge.
Carolina is the perfect landing spot for former LSU football WR Terrace Marshall Jr
Marshall will be reunited in Carolina with former Tigers passing game coordinator Joe Brady, who currently serves as the Panthers’ offensive coordinator.
Brady was at LSU in 2019 during the Tigers’ historic 15-0 run. Marshall caught 46 passes for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2019.
Unsurprisingly, Brady was a driving force in the Panthers’ decision to select Marshall in the second round.
He’s a good fit,” said Brady (via Panthers.com) “All I can say is, we have a great vision for him as a Carolina Panther. The skillset he has is going to be a great asset to our offense.”
“Not too many people are 6-2, 200-plus and run a 4.3, and are able to make plays on the ball like Terrace does,” added Brady. “When the ball’s in the air, Terrace always finds a way to come down with it…..There’s not a player that works harder and is more dedicated to his craft than Terrace.”
Marshall will have the opportunity to make an instant impact in Carolina. The Panthers lost wide receiver Curtis Samuel to free agency earlier this offseason, leaving DJ Moore and Robby Anderson as the team’s top two wide receivers.
The former Tigers standout should slot in immediately as the team’s No. 3 wide receiver.
Immediate playing time, combined with reuniting with Brady, makes Carolina a dream landing spot for Marshall.