Marshall comes from a program that has seen its fair share of quality receivers entering the NFL and he will be hoping to follow in their footsteps (most recently Justin Jefferson). Certainly Marshall benefitted from fellow star Ja'Marr Chase's decision to sit out the whole of 2020 but he clearly felt he had done enough to secure his own profile before choosing to opt-out himself partway through the 2020 season to start preparing for the draft. Terrace has everything that you want to see in a receiver on the outside, being 6'3" with good proportions and speed coupled with great hands, ball skills, route running, and the ability to gain yards after the catch.
After playing mainly on the outside in 2019, he excelled in 2020 while taking over Justin Jefferson’s role in the slot. He would have been one of the most productive receivers in the country on a per-target basis were it not for seven drops on 55 catchable targets. He made a number of spectacular catches taking advantage of his massive catch radius.
Marshall is a 6-foot-3 former five-star recruit with 4.4 speed who we know is always going to be dangerous downfield and in the red zone.
The only weakness in his game is he can be sloppy running routes and tends to rely on his god-given talents too much.
The question will be whether he did enough during his brief starring role in 2020 to convince a team that he is more than just a deep threat and so call his name in the first round.
We expect he will be taken at the top of the second round.