The Carolina Panthers took Terrace Marshall Jr. in the second round to add another weapon for new quarterback Sam Darnold. The Panthers hope Darnold, who struggled with the New York Jets, can eventually make good on his potential as a franchise player. Marshall Jr. should aid in that effort. Here’s how the rookie receiver performed in Week 1 of the preseason.
Terrace Marshall Jr. Week 1 preseason stats
3 catches, 88 yards, 0 TD
Marshall Jr. made his biggest play on a nice catch and run. QB P.J. Walker did a good job keeping the play alive and finding the rookie receiver, who’s long strides added significant yards after the catch.
oh this is promising... 8️⃣8️⃣— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 15, 2021
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If Marshall Jr. can consistently find windows to get open, he’ll offer more utility than Robby Anderson as Carolina’s No. 2 receiver. That camp battle will be worth monitoring.
The Panthers go as Christian McCaffrey goes, but expect Darnold to be throwing the ball around a lot. Marshall Jr. is already slotted in a starter on Carolina’s depth chart with three receivers, but he could overtake Anderson if he keeps up this level of play. He’s worth a flier in late rounds of fantasy drafts and could see more playing time as the season moves along.