Eagles Draft Profiles: Wide Receiver Terrace Marshall Jr.
On the chance that the Eagles go defense with the sixth pick in this year’s draft, there is some solid talent on offense during day two of the 2021 NFL Draft. While he might not be the LSU wide receiver Eagles fans have their eye on; Terrace Marshall could be an exciting name to bring to Philadelphia next season.
Marshall is another product of the fantastic LSU receiving group and was part of the historic 2019 Tigers offense. Looking at his game Marshall is very well-rounded but might need some time to dominate on an NFL level.
Physically he comes in at six foot three and 200 pounds. Marshall’s physically imposing frame has helped him become a great possession receiver at LSU. During the 2020 season, he did it all, being a dominant receiver on all three levels. In just seven games, he had over 730 yards receiving and ten touchdowns.
As for the rest of his game, like mentioned earlier, he needs some time to grow. While he has the frame, Terrace hasn’t shown to be much of an aggressive receiver just yet. Alongside that, he needs to sharpen up his blocking ability. Despite the knocks, he was a significant deep threat and was able to pull away on deep throws for huge touchdowns. If there were a combine, I would guess his 40-time would be near a 4.4.
The upside of Marshall’s game is significant, and the Eagles have the time to wait for him to develop. If the Eagles miss out or pass on Ja’Marr Chase or Devonta Smith at #6, Marshall might be the Eagles’ guy. He is currently projected to fall somewhere in the middle of the second round. With that in mind, the Eagles might be better off trading back for him, but it wouldn’t be a horrible idea to take Terrace at #38.
If Marshall is given the proper coaching and time to develop, he truly has all of the traits needed to become at least a starting quality wideout in the NFL. Do not sleep on any of these LSU wideouts moving forward.
Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Scaglione