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WR Terrace Marshall Jr. shows off skills in Week 1 NFL preseason

Panthers WR Terrace Marshall Jr. had a strong showing in Week 1 of the NFL preseason. We recap his performance.

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Terrace Marshall Jr. of the Carolina Panthers walk the field prior to Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College on July 30, 2021 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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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

Analysis

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.

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.

Fantasy implications

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.