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Terrace Marshall Jr. NFL Draft scouting report and fantasy football profile

The 2021 NFL Draft will feature a host of offensive skill position talent. We break down Terrace Marshall Jr. with a scouting report and fantasy football projection.

LSU Tigers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (6) runs against Missouri Tigers defensive back Jaylon Carlies (17) during the second half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium.  Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Terrace Marshall was a big part of the 2019 national champion LSU Tigers as a sophomore, as he caught 46 passes for 671 yards (14.6 per) and 13 scores despite missing three games with a fractured toe. Marshall also happened to play with receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson that season. We already know how great Jefferson was in the NFL his rookie year and Chase is likely to be the first wide receiver taken this season. Marshall started the first seven games of the 2020 season, leading the team in receiving with 48 receptions, 731 yards, 15.2 average, and 10 touchdowns before opting out for the remainder of the season.

Scouting Report

Marshall had a strong pro day, as he ran a 4.38 40 at 6’ 4”, 200 lbs. and looked good across the board. He has big play ability and enough raw talent to make up for some mental lapses that led to drops. But he has continued to get better every season and shows that he has the ability to be a top NFL prospect in a variety of ways.

Marshall has the size and ability to win contested targets while also showing quick feet and elusiveness in all areas. His production against some of the best teams in the nation is hard to beat, as he caught 23 touchdowns in his last 19 games. He will need to bring more focus to the NFL game, as he’s been able to dominate in the lower ranks without perfecting the intricacies of being a receiver.

Mock Draft landing spots

Marshall appears poised to either go late in the first round or early in the second. The consensus from NFL Mock Draft Database has Marshall going to the Ravens at pick 27. But there are other popular landing spots for him around that range, with the Saints, Titans and Packers all landing him late in the first round in multiple mocks. Of course, the most intriguing landing spot there is Green Bay, but they have continued to defy logic by not investing in another wide receiver for Aaron Rodgers.

Fantasy impact: Rookie year

Marshall has a shot to make an impact his rookie season, as he could go to a team like the Packers who could use him as their No. 2 receiver with a great quarterback. But, there’s also a chance he lands with a team already set with a couple strong starters. He isn’t guaranteed a starting job, but if he goes in the first round, his team will hope he can start early on.

Fantasy impact: Career

As long as Marshall can get over some focus issues, he should be able to excel in the NFL longterm. He has the skills, body type, and athleticism to be a plus fantasy starter early on in his career.