Report: Eagles talking heavily with LSU WR Terrace Marshall Jr.
The 2021 NFL Draft is a little over three weeks away, and there is a lot of mystery surrounding the Eagles’ decision with the 12th pick. There are many opportunities to improve this team through the first few rounds, and some later round decisions might already be made.
According to Kyle Brandt, Philly might have their eyes on one of the more exciting players on Day 2 of the draft. Here’s what he had to say about LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr:
“This is another one, a big, explosive playmaker they can go after. He’s been talking to the Eagles a lot, so we’ll see.”
Marshall has captivated scouts and fans across the league during the 2020 season, having over ten touchdowns in just seven appearances. Some analysts have him ranked right next to Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith on their boards.
Physically he comes in at 6’3″ and 200 pounds. Marshall’s physically imposing frame has helped him become a great possession receiver at LSU. He was a dominant receiver at all 3 levels last season, catching 48 passes for 731 yards.
The upside of Marshall’s game is significant, and the Eagles have the time to wait for him to develop. Given the proper coaching, Marshall truly has all of the traits needed to become a Pro Bowl wideout in the NFL. As it stands, the Eagles hold the 37th pick in the 2021 draft and look to be in a prime position to grab the lengthy receiver barring any setbacks.
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