The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Terrace Marshall Jr. 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
Terrace Marshall Jr. Background
Position: Wide Receiver
Size: 6-foot-3, 200 pounds
2020 stats: 48 receptions, 731 receiving yards, 10 touchdowns, 15.2 yards per catch
Marshall was a big part of the National Championship team for LSU during the 2019 season and had a solid college career overall. After three seasons in Baton Rouge, Marshall is heading to the NFL.
As a high school recruit, Marshall was the number one player in the state of Louisiana and chose to stay in state and play for the Tigers. For his freshman season, Marshall had 12 receptions for 192 yards. LSU won 10 games, capping off the year with a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. He had 46 receptions for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2019 with his play helping the Tigers win the National Championship. Marshall played in seven games during the 2020 season and finished the year with 48 receptions for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns. LSU struggled on the year finishing 5-5.
After three solid seasons for the Tigers, Marshall declared for the NFL Draft. He is a projected first or second round pick.
Marshall’s has good size for a receiver in the NFL. At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, he may need to add some muscle to his frame, but that can come with time. His size allows him to be a mismatch on smaller corners. He is a red zone threat because of his height, which also gives him a fairly big catch radius.
For a variety of different reasons, Marshall is a deep threat. His size and catch radius help him win 50-50 balls down the field. He also moves fairly well for a player his size. With long strides he can beat corners deep and get just enough separation to make the play. Quarterbacks shouldn’t be afraid to target Marshall down the field as he can win a lot of his one on one matchups whether it be because of separation or his ability to win jump balls.
He runs solid routes, which helps him get separation. Marshall can set up a defender then beat his man. Against zone coverage, he is able to find the soft spot in the zone. He ran a decent amount of routes at LSU and has a solid route tree.
His short-area quickness and agility are not up to par with other receivers in the class. While he is a good route-runner, his routes could be crisper because of his change of direction. This also will come into play in the open field, as a Marshall is more of a straight-line runner than someone who can make defenders miss.
Because of his longspeed, the temptation will be to use him on a lot of deep routes. Marshall needs to do a better job on shorter routes like slants, drags, etc. His agility isn’t the greatest, but Marshall can use his size and leverage to present a better target to the quarterback. After he catches the ball on these shorter routes, he can use his longspeed and willingness to run hard to his advantage.
He could show more effort as a blocker in the running game. Marshall can take plays off on the outside, when his blocking could spring big plays for an offense. He has the size advantage on a lot of corners and can turn this area of his game into a strength with more effort.
Projected Draft Range: First Round Pick-Second Round Pick
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