WR Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL): Bossier City, LA (Parkway)
247 RATING: .9930
POSITION RANK: 25
Receiving: 58 catches, 863 yards (14.9 ypc), 13 touchdowns
Receiving: 46 catches, 671 yards (14.6 ypc), 13 touchdowns
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Terrace Marshall Jr. Breakdown
When players like Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase are on the same team, it’s tough for anyone else to stand out. Getting overlooked often is a result because of talent like that, but that never fazed Terrace Marshall Jr. Adversity hasn’t been lacking in Marshall’s life, which prepared him for just about anything. Deaths of family members and injuries came Marshall’s way each year of his high school career, and he took it all in stride and still landed at LSU. Now he gets his chance to shine.
It’s easy to see why Marshall was a former five star recruit coming out of high school. He looks built and his length jumps out when catching the football. There were many times when he needed to extend to catch a football, and did so with relative ease. Throw in his ability to adjust to inaccurate passes, and he gives whoever wins the quarterback job room for error.
There will be plenty of competition for catches this year, and it seems unlikely that the Tigers will throw as much as they did last year. So Marshall’s opportunities might not be much more frequent, but they should still go up. With most of the attention drawn towards Chase this year, Marshall figures to see more one-on-one matchups. His ability to create more separation than in the past will dictate how successful he’ll be this year. Quicker feet thru his cuts and off the line of scrimmage will help. Right now he’s relying on long strides to help him run vertically and past his man, but that slows him up at the line.
Terrace Marshall Jr. gives LSU one of the most overlooked players in the country, but he has the talent to be one of the best. An exit and attention directed towards his teammate set the stage for him to excel, and the Tigers offense should continue to run well even with the loss of talent they sustained in the offseason.