5 prospects the Panthers do not want to see in the NFC South

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Terrace Marshall Jr. – WR (LSU)

As stated previously, the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers going into the draft with pretty strong rosters despite Drew Brees hanging up his cleats after a glittering career. However, both could use some additional help at wide receiver and Terrace Marshall Jr. might just be the next great prospect coming out of LSU that nobody is really talking about.

Much of the focus from the Tigers during the evaluation process has been on Ja’Marr Chase, and with good reason. Although opting out in 2020 due to COVID-19 health concerns, Chase is projected to be the first wideout taken and could go as high as No. 5 if the Cincinnati Bengals decided to pass on Penei Sewell in favor of reuniting the prospect with his former college quarterback Joe Burrow.

Marshall is a huge body at 6-foot-3 that puts his frame to extremely good use. He stepped out of the shadows of Chase and Justin Jefferson in 2020 on his way to 731 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns from 48 receptions. But his contribution during LSU’s national championship triumph in 2019 is something else that shouldn’t be overlooked.

His physicality, ability to catch the ball effortlessly under pressure and presence in the red zone should endure he’ll be a first-round pick later this month. If Marshall lands on the Bucs or Saints, this represents a big complication for the Carolina Panthers in no uncertain terms.