Former LSU football WR Terrace Marshall Jr praised for how he approaches the game

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Former LSU football wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr received some big praise this week for the way he’s approaching his career as an NFL player.

Marshall, who was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the No. 59 overall pick (second round) in the 2021 NFL Draft, has had a fantastic preseason so far.

The former Tigers standout currently leads Carolina in receiving this preseason with six receptions for 138 yards.

In the Panthers’ most recent preseason game — a 20-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens — Marshall caught three passes for 50 yards.

One of the big reasons the rookie wide receiver is having so much success this early is because of the way he approaches the game.

Terrace Marshall praised for his approach

Marshall was praised by Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold after his performance against the Ravens for his head-down, work-hard approach.

From 247Sports:

"“He can be a really good player for us,” Carolina’s starting quarterback Sam Darnold said of Marshall. “He just has to continue doing what he has been doing every single day. He comes in and works really hard.“He doesn’t say much. He just puts his head down, takes the coaching, and takes it out there on the field with him. He has been great for us so far and we’re just looking forward to him continuing to learn and grow in this offense.”"

Carolina head coach Matt Rhule also had positive things to say after the loss to the Ravens about Marshall and his attitude.

From 247Sports:

"“Terrace, to me, he’s a big, fast, strong, athletic guy,” Rhule said. “I think his best football is ahead of him. He’s got a very humble spirit about him. A very quiet kid.”"

I’m not all that surprised to hear this. Marshall showed during his time in Baton Rouge that he likes to keep his head down and work hard. It’s what he did in 2019 while playing behind Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. And it’s how he carried himself in seven games for the Tigers last season.

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Carolina might have a future star on their hands in Marshall. The Louisiana native probably should’ve been a first-round pick, but playing behind Jefferson and Chase, plus playing with multiple quarterbacks at LSU in 2020 (in addition to the challenges of COVID-19), caused Marshall to fall much further in the draft than he should’ve.

The Panthers were the lucky team to grab him. And that’s a decision that will likely pay off in a big way.