Panthers draft WR Terrace Marshall Jr. in the second round
The Panthers continue to build their offense, this time by drafting Terrace Marshall Jr. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers have found some help for new quarterback Sam Darnold. It comes in the form of former LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. with the 59th overall pick in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Interestingly enough, Marshall Jr. reunites with former LSU passing-game coordinator Joe Brady. He joined Matt Rhule’s staff last season as the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator.

At 6-foot-3, Marshall Jr. is that big-bodied target who could work extremely well in the Panthers offense while catching passes from Darnold. He was tremendous over the past two seasons with LSU, catching 94 passes for 1,402 yards and 23 touchdowns. That touchdown rate has to be enticing for Rhule and Co.

What makes Marshall Jr. an even more intriguing prospect is his explosiveness off the line and ability to take the top off the defense. Combine that with his frame, and we could very well be looking at a Round 2 steal.

The wide receiver joins a core skill-position group in Carolina that includes running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver D.J. Moore.

Marshall Jr. was our 25th-ranked prospect heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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