LSU Football: Joe Brady notes Terrace Marshall’s best skill

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Former LSU football wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr will be reunited with a familiar face in the NFL.

Marshall, who was selected in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers, will get to work again with former Tigers passing game coordinator Joe Brady.

Brady is currently the Panthers’ offensive coordinator.

And he’s excited to work with Marshall in the NFL.

“We have a great vision for him as a Carolina Panther,” said Brady after the draft (via Rivals). “The skill set he has is going to be a great asset to our offense.”

Joe Brady notes Terrace Marshall’s best skill

Marshall obviously has impressive size (6-foot-2) and speed (4.38 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day), but those aren’t the skills that impress Brady the most.

Brady loves Marshall’s ability to catch the ball in any situation.

“When the ball’s in the air, Terrace always finds a way to come down with it, and I think he showcased that every time he was on the football field,” said Brady.

That skill was especially evident in the red zone.

Marshall had 106 receptions during his career at LSU. 23 of those receptions went for a touchdown (that means 22 percent of his catches resulted in six points for the Tigers).

The ability to make contested catches, combined with Marshall’s size/speed combination, gives the former LSU wide receiver the potential to be a perennial Pro-Bowl type player in the NFL.

Landing Marshall in the second round is an absolute steal for the Panthers. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s a first-round talent who slipped to the second round only because he played behind Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase in Baton Rouge (plus a global pandemic didn’t help, either).

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It’s going to be fun watching Brady and Marshall together again in the NFL. I’m sure LSU fans will recognize a few of the Panthers’ plays in 2021 from LSU’s historic run in 2019.