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Player Profile: Terrace Marshall Jr.

Terrace Marshall should hear his name called on day one or two of the 2021 NFL Draft

Height: 6’3”
Weight: 200 lbs
School: LSU
NFL Comparison: Alshon Jeffery

Why you’re drafting him…

Marshall is a fast and physical receiver that is going to be one hell of a redzone target in the NFL. He hasn’t had over 1,000 yards receiving in either of his two relevant seasons, but he did combine for 23 touchdowns in only 19 games, which is a hell of a feature. Watching him go up for the contested catch is always exciting, as his height and bruising playstyle help him to dominate at the point of attack. Watching his college tape reminded me of Alshon Jeffery’s highlights back in the day, and while it’s not a perfect comparison, I think it comes pretty close. Jeffery has a little bit of weight on Marshall, but Marshall definitely has the speed, and I think that will work to his advantage in the NFL. While I wouldn’t say that Marshall is the best receiver in the class, I could place him in the top five given his special speed/size combo, not to mention that he’s just a tremendous athlete. He’s got excellent body control which makes him an exciting play on the outside of the field. I think he could develop into one hell of an X receiver at the next level

Needs to improve…

While he is fast, he does lack quickness, which is imperative for creating separation. It also affects his ability to be dominant after the catch which could lead to a very slow start in the YAC category. Marshall could also improve on route running… it’s not that he’s a bad route runner, there just doesn’t seem to be anything wildly special about that aspect of his game. He’s far from the perfect prospect, but there should be a ton of intrigue on him on draft day

Prediction for 2021 NFL Draft…

Terrace Marshall will likely be a first-round pick in the NFL, in fact, I’d be extremely surprised if his name isn’t called on day one. I’ve previously mentioned that I think you could name him as a top-five receiver in the class and it seems like a lot of NFL draft analysts are feeling the same way. If I had to guess, I’d say that he’ll go to the Jets at pick #23 or to the Ravens at pick #27

Dynasty fantasy football spin…

Personally, Marshall is my rookie WR4 and I’ll be looking to grab him everywhere that I possibly can. I think that the hype will pick up on him by the time rookie drafts get here, so I’m going to guess that he goes anywhere between #8 and #12 overall in non-superflex leagues. Landing with the Ravens will likely push him down some draft boards (given the state of that offense), but I’m here to remind you not to look too much into the situation, especially for wide receivers. Talent will ultimately trump landing spots for receivers and this guy is, in my opinion, the most talented receiver of the “B-Tier” wideouts in the 2021 class. If you can get him at #10 overall (or later), you pull the trigger and never look back. Terrace Marshall is going to be elite at the next level

Check out Zack Patraw of NFL Draft Bible on Sports Illustrated break down Terrace Marshall Jr. with the guys on the Loaded Box Podcast (Marshall discussion starts at the 14:33 mark of the episode)

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