Terrace Marshall was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the No. 59 pick in the 2021 NFL draft. He’ll join D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson as the Panthers attempt to build around Sam Darnold.
It’s never the best start to an NFL career when rumored medical issues push you down the board and onto a roster with two 1,000-yard wide receivers. It gets worse when the starting quarterback isn’t known for elevating his peripheral receivers. But the Panthers have a dynamic coaching staff and an offense that has featured the third receiver.
Curtis Samuel’s departure frees up 97 targets and 844 yards, but his target depth (8.7) illustrated his role as a manufactured-touch player. Some of these underneath targets will necessarily go to a healthy Christian McCaffrey, but all isn’t lost for Marshall. He may have to wait for Anderson’s contract to expire, but his advanced metrics foreshadow an exciting fantasy career.