What each Carolina Panthers rookie will struggle with during 2021

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Terrace Marshall Jr. – Carolina Panthers WR

  • Blocking from the edge.

It’s hard to pick holes in Terrace Marshall Jr.’s game. The wide receiver could be a real steal for the Carolina Panthers at No. 59 overall and it wouldn’t be a shock to see the former LSU star become a valuable piece in Joe Brady’s scheme during his rookie campaign.

If there was one area where Marshall might struggle, it’s blocking from the outside. There were some flaws in this regard during his time in college and things won’t get any easier against more physical NFL defenders.

Marshall has the frame to make improvements in this area. The Panthers run the football plenty with Christian McCaffrey, so any progression in terms of blocking will be welcome.

Brady Christensen – Carolina Panthers OL

  • Finding the right position.

Brady Christensen stood out like a sore thumb protecting Zach Wilson’s blindside at BYU. But there remains some significant debate as to just what his best position will be at the next level.

The Panthers gave Christensen a second-round grade at guard and a third-round projection at tackle. His arm length is a concern against speedier edge rushers in the pros, but his athleticism is simply not in question.

It will be interesting to see where Carolina utilizes Christensen as a rookie. However, bouncing him around from spot to spot could have a detrimental impact on his production.