Former LSU football wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the second round (No. 59 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Landing Marshall in the second round is an absolute steal for the Panthers.
Marshall, who was rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 13 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, never got a chance to truly shine in Baton Rouge.
The Louisiana native played behind Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson in 2019, which limited his opportunities in the passing game.
But despite playing behind those two stud wide receivers, Marshall still managed to catch 46 passes for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns (numbers that would’ve led several SEC programs in 2019).
Marshall was supposed to be the go-to guy for the Tigers in 2020 — especially after Chase opted out.
But a new offense, combined with inconsistent quarterback play, plus a pandemic, led to Marshall eventually opting out of the season.
In seven games last year, Marshall caught 48 passes for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns. Impressive numbers, but it still failed to show Marshall’s ceiling as a wide receiver.
Former LSU football WR is entering the NFL with the right attitude
Marshall can’t do anything about his draft slot.
He just has to get ready to go to work.
And that’s exactly what he’s doing.
Marshall is eager to get going in Carolina and he’s willing to do whatever the team needs.
After being drafted by the Panthers, Marshall was asked if he preferred playing in the slot or on the outside as a wide receiver.
And I thought the former Tiger had the perfect response.
“Me personally, my preference is either one. I look at it as if you are a receiver the ball comes the same way whether you are on the inside or outside,” said Marshall (via 247Sports). “You are on the field and the only thing on your mind should be to eat.”
“No matter where you are at, you should be comfortable and make it an advantage. I like both sides, and I like inside and outside. I like everything.”
That’s the mindset of a wide receiver who wants the ball in any situation.
Marshall just wants to play. And he’s willing to do whatever it takes to help the Panthers win.
Not only is Marshall talented, but he has the right attitude to thrive in the NFL. I think we’ll see the dynamic wide receiver finally reach his full potential at the next level.