Terrace Marshall Jr.
Dislocated ankle and fractured leg during SR. year of HS.
Mississippi St. (2020), Missouri (2020), Alabama (2019)
Young talent (20 years old) that possesses all of the raw skills you want in a franchise WR. Has the size, speed, catch radius and body control to check the boxes. Marshall Jr. has played against top competition in the SEC and is consistently one of the best players on the field at any given time. Versatility to line up wide and in the slot at 6'4 will have OCs giddy.
Marshall Jr. is a complete receiver but has some areas to grow; physically and mentally. His frame is not yet fully developed and hes' underpowered for his size. Does not play with the authority you would expect from a 6'4 WR. His committment to blocking and completing assignments backside is another area of growth for him. Concentration drops have been a sore spot.
Marshall is a 2nd Round Wide Receiver today that may creep into Round 1; not because of who he is right now, but who he will become. At face value, he's a 6'4 SEC WR with back-to-back double digit touchdown seasons. You add in the fact that he's only 20 years old, has versatility to play outside or in the slot, and speed to threaten deep and you start convincing yourself he's a top WR in this class. His overall profile would suggest that he's a prototype. He has all of the things that you can't teach and shows he's learned some of the things that you can. Like all players, Marshall Jr. has his warts, but they are small and in areas you can live with. His backside effort is less than desireable. His body is still not fully developed and along with NFL coaching, we should see him become a more physical and assertive force in man coverage and in the Red Zone. He will take some time to adjust to more physical NFL Corners but if you can live with growing pains, the long-term projection is very good. If an NFL team is comfortable investing the time and resources to develop Marshall Jr., he has the long-term potential to be a #1 guy in the league for a long time. He'll be best suited going to a team that will let him move around the formation and take advantage of his ability in the slot early in his career. He's young and when he puts all of the pieces together, he's a problem for DB's. Until then, we're all going to be thinking about how good he can be.
Big and still developing frame that catches your eye as soon as the tape comes on. Quick off of the line for a receiver with his body. Has deep speed that needs to be respected. While not a true burner, he's a problem if he gets a step on your from the slot. Not overly physical or assertive for a receiver with his size. As he develops, he needs to use his size and strength more as an asset; especially in the Red Zone. Possesses all of the raw physical traits you could ask for.
Route Tree Variety
Big Play Ability
Rare footwork for a 6'4 WR. Uses his feet to seperate when he could be less technical and post up. Eats up ground quckly off of the line with long, quick strides. Adjusts and contorts body with easy while tracking balls downfield. Natural mover that displays good body control and balance. Smooth route runner for his size; can initiate seperation off of the line with his head and feet. Alabama DB's were phyisical with him and he had more difficulty seperating.
High Points Ball
Extends his arms and catches with his hands. Marshall has a QB friendly catch radius and easily adjust to the ball mid-air. Too many concentration drops, espcially over the middle. 12.7% drop rate according to Pro Football Focus supports the tape. Doesn't let the ball get into his body often. Plays above the rim but doesn't make a habit of highpointing the football.
Run After Catch
Tendency to loaf on the backside of plays if he's not involved. Despite his size, gives a relatively poor effort as a blocker. Effort diminishes if his number isn't called. Fluid mover after the catch and has some make you miss ability. Eats up yardage after the catch but does not run through contact. Physical corners were his kryponite. His effectiveness drops significantly once hands are on him.
Lines up all over the offense; rare to see a 6'4 WR that is as proficient as Marshall in the slot. Knows how to find the soft spot in zones and use his gifts to seperate from DBs. He's played alongside elite talent at LSU and was seldom counted on to be a focal point of the offense.