Terrace Marshall Jr. Prospect Profile and Scouting Report

LSU Wide Receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. is profiled in advance of the 2021 NFL Draft

Name: Terrace Marshall Jr.

School: LSU

Year: Jr

Position: Wide Receiver

Measurables: Height 6025, Weight 205 pounds

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General Info:

Marshall was the unanimous number one prospect out of Louisiana, and was ranked as the second wide receiver in the nation coming out of high school. He caught 55 passes for 1,250 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. Marshall unfortunately missed his senior season due to injury. He was a 2018 Under Armour All-American and was a dual sport athlete in football and basketball.

Marshall played in 13 games as a freshman and earned one start, where he caught 12 passes for 192 yards. As a sophomore, he was a part of a trio that set records at LSU. An elite third option in the offense, Marshall caught 46 passes for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns. He only played in seven games as a junior, but still put up double digit touchdowns and 731 yards on 48 receptions. 

 

Positional Skills:

Strengths

Marshall is an excellent three level threat as a route runner. He isn’t overly explosive with his change of direction skills, but he’s crisp and smooth in and out of breaks. His ability to win quickly on the slant route is near the top of the class. Marshall is great at clearing contact at the top of his stem, and he has the acceleration and play strength to stack defenders when working vertically down the field.

Marshall has great hands and plucks the football well out of the air away from his frame. He has good extension and a large catch radius to make plays. He thrives in contested spots as well, shielding contact with his frame. His length and high-pointing ability make him tough to contain at the catch point down the field and in the red zone. Marshall is also very skilled at tracking the football down the field and gets himself into a good position where only he can make the catch. He is nuanced as well when he adjusts late on his routes against tight coverage, working back to football at the last moment to secure the football. 

Marshall can thrive after the catch as well, which may surprise some with his profile. He has great acceleration after the catch, and his short area burst gives him an advantage in the open field to turn short plays into long gains and touchdowns. He possesses good field vision to anticipate defenders’ movements and weave through defenders with his smooth movement skills. Marshall has good body control and balance after the catch as well. 

Weaknesses

Marshall isn’t the twitchiest athlete as a player, and while his movements are smooth, he doesn’t have the elite ability as other players do in this draft class. His separation quickness is lacking a bit, as again, his route running is more nuanced. Marshall has work to do in terms of his release package, which can be further developed in his time in the NFL. His play speed isn’t elite either. Marshall is more of an absorber as a blocker rather than a tough, competitive stalk blocker.

 

Fit with the Packers:

Terrace Marshall Jr. fits best in the traditional “X” role in an offense. However, he has gotten plenty of reps in the slot in his career at LSU due to the overwhelming talent in the receiver room. That versatility would play well in an offense that, under Matt LaFleur, has seen Davante Adams work inside and outside. Marshall’s size and abilities at the catch point would be a welcome addition to Aaron Rodgers, who’d likely develop trust with him early on. Marshall’s ability at all three levels of the offense, combined with his abilities after the catch, would form a fearsome duo with Adams in the offense.

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

April 14, 2021 at 08:16 pm

Wow! 6025? This guy is really really tall!!! He wouldn't be able to play in a domed stadium I guess, though Lambeau should be fine.

But 205 is light for a height of 6025.

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JerseyAl's picture

April 15, 2021 at 12:01 pm

So are you making a joke or do you not know how the NFL reports height measurements? In case it's the latter, 6025 means six foot, two and a half inches.

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

April 14, 2021 at 08:29 pm

Wasn't he the guy who shut down his season before the Alabama game? If so, that makes him a pass in my mind.

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fastmoving's picture

April 15, 2021 at 03:32 am

No that makes him a even better and smarter person! Great guy, not an neander deplorable who is too dumb and weak (whats most of the time the same of course) to wear a mask.
But in the end we dont need a WR, but if we pick one it should be him. Pack People. Vince had would liked him a lot.

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JerseyAl's picture

April 15, 2021 at 12:02 pm

Quite a few players decided to stop playing last season. Not something to hold against them.

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

April 15, 2021 at 04:18 pm

I am not holding it against players who didn't play due to Covid. I find it troubling to commit to playing and then decide to quit mid-season at the moment you are playing against a talented opponent. It makes me question his heart and how he would play as a pro.

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GatorJason's picture

April 14, 2021 at 08:48 pm

Terrace Marshall is equal in talent to Justin Jefferson and he should be available at 29. This is just another indicator of how deep the 2021 class is. There is no reason for Guty to trade up in the first round but I would not be surprised if he traded up in the second round. This year's NFL draft class makes last year's look like a bunch of stiffs. I would not be surprised if the 2021 Packer draft lands five quality starters or rotation players. It's a good year to have extra picks. They'll need them to fill out the roster after the Packers purge overpriced vets in 2022.

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Stroh's picture

April 14, 2021 at 10:46 pm

He's not in Jefferson's class. He's a quality receiver tho. I don't see using a 1st on him or any WR. With the needs they have, I wouldn't use a 2nd either. CB, OT DL are the big needs and generally have to use high picks on ti get help.

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nicktadams's picture

April 14, 2021 at 11:00 pm

If this WR class is more talented than last years we will see WR in 2/3, 4, or 5. My greatest hope is that we stick to the board and draft the BPA who happens to be on OL/DL line or CB/DB. Needs are not the way. Best player is the way and we will use our 10 picks to load up with best players available while addressing strategic concerns like WR depth in 2022 and beyond. Go Pack Go!!

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nicktadams's picture

April 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm

You nailed it. My knowledge of the differences between WR talent at the top of the class are null. As for draft picks and having them to reload, I'm all for it. We may see a trade up by Gute as he's done every 1st round so far and after that it is back up when you can and draft the BPA of the grouping at the stage of the draft. Good post GatorJason. Go Pack Go!!

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Ernesto's picture

April 15, 2021 at 12:55 pm

I'd be shocked if the packers get one quality guy. Gutty pays zero attention to injury proness and thus we end up with bench sitters.

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NickPerry's picture

April 15, 2021 at 05:41 am

Can't wait for the draft. THIS time I really hope the Packers pick a WR by the 2nd round, even with the needs at CB and/or RT.

YES, I understand this offense was dominating last year. BUT Rodgers was at his best when he has more than one #1 WR. He gets Davante-vision because when EVERYTHING is on the table he still doesn't trust the Lazards, MVS's, or any other WR currently on this roster

I honestly think this will be Rodgers last year in GB if he doesn't get a new shinny toy. Hell it might be his last year no matter what. I will ALWAYS think Murphy is pulling the strings with Ball in his ear opposed to Gute having full control over player personnel.

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HankScorpio's picture

April 15, 2021 at 05:58 am

I have no idea what 2022 will hold for QB. It will depend on what happens in 2021.

However, when TT drafted Rodgers, he immediately set out to get him weapons to be successful. Including Rodgers draft class, he drafted a WR on day 2 for 4 years straight. That was no small part of Rodgers early success when he finally did hit the field. It was as if they had a plan to groom a QB and give him the tools to succeed. And it worked.

Ron Wolf once said his greatest regret was not getting Favre enough weapons. I hope Gute has heard that quote and gives it the proper respect.

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NickPerry's picture

April 15, 2021 at 06:52 am

Hi Hank...You know though I really wonder how much Murphy and Ball hinder what Gute might be trying to do? I think Gute has done a pretty damn good job as GM. But last years draft wasn't Gute...That was Murphy, Ball, with MLF in their ears on the player types he wants for his offense..

My hope is this...The Packers go 20-0 with the extra week 17 game, dominate in the two playoff games at home, then go out and beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the SB.

THEN I want to see/hear Murphy answer (duck) questions about 12's future.

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PatrickGB's picture

April 15, 2021 at 07:54 am

Whom ever Gute picks it will be a surprise.

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stockholder's picture

April 15, 2021 at 08:06 am

It's those surprises that will keep him from ever winning the super-bowl. The tease is what will keep the fans hooked.

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stockholder's picture

April 15, 2021 at 08:09 am

So getting back to Marshall. I wouldn't complain one bit if he did get picked. The guy does have everything we need in a WR.

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Coldworld's picture

April 15, 2021 at 09:32 am

He’s a lot rawer than Jefferson or Chase. Elite size/speed mix but less likely to contribute in year one? Not sure he’s the type of pick I’d make this year in round one.

I’m a little concerned at his decision to end the season 7 games in after they lost their starting QB and things started to go wrong. Seems that that was the driver, a struggling team, not the Covid situation that enabled him to opt out.

I hear he has a good work ethic. I understand that it’s a business decision, but I still struggle with players putting themselves over their team in the regular season (bowl games less so due to timing). I’m not sure how I’d view that as a GM, certainly would merit questions.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 15, 2021 at 09:19 am

So many good WRs in this draft, I would be taking one in rounds 2, 3 or 4.

I would be using 29, even trading up to get Barmore, or taking the BAP OL, CB, LB and stay put.

Read Marshall seemed to lose focus and intensity in 2020....dropped balls, quit on routes at times, then left the team in late November to prepare for the draft. That needs to be thoroughly looked into because he has tantalizing measurables.

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Ernesto's picture

April 15, 2021 at 12:53 pm

Totally agree. Push the defense button in the first with linebacker with cover speed or run stopper. My issue with the later is the better runners are running wide off tackle and not trying to crush the LOS. Could have a player doing nothing out there while the runners are having a field day on the outside.
This team lacks speed. Period

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Archie's picture

April 15, 2021 at 09:37 am

It all starts and ends with the OLine.

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April 15, 2021 at 12:50 pm

Lets see, injury prone and lack of play time and production doesnt make him a desirable early pick IMO. Yes could be a sleeper could be a bum? Third round maybe.

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