Terrace Marshall Jr. continues to show why the Carolina Panthers took him in the second round of the 2021 NFL draft despite having a pair of 1,000-yard receivers last year on the team. Head coach Matt Rhule clearly wants three dynamic receivers in sets and Marshall Jr. is proving he can be just that. Here’s how the rookie measured up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Terrace Marshall Jr. Week 3 preseason stats
3 receptions, 43 yards, 1 TD
Marshall Jr. didn’t see many targets with DJ Moore and Robby Anderson playing alongside him, but he made the most of the targets he did see. The rookie brought in all but one of his opportunities. He even made a nifty move on a screen pass to find the end zone, something Panthers fans will be excited about.
Terrace Marshall bout to be a problem y'all— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 28, 2021
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It’s clear Marshall Jr. will be involved in the offense, but he’s clearly fourth on the totem pole with Christian McCaffrey, Moore and Anderson ahead of him. If he’s able to carve out a role in the interior of the field while Anderson becomes more of a deep threat, Marshall Jr. could be worth keeping on your bench. Until he truly breaks out, he’s best left on waivers. The rookie has more value in keeper and dynasty formats.