3 ways Terrace Marshall Jr. can spark the Panthers offense in 2021

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Terrace Marshall Jr.’s speed

According to the guys over at ESPN, Terrace Marshall Jr. ran his 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at his pro day combine.

His speed allows him to make the defense want to put the wideout into tight coverage, most likely with double coverage on occasions should the opportunity arise.

However, by doing this, Marshall can flip press matchups to his advantage by creating a pocket once he guns it past the corner forcing the safety to go all in.

If Marshall has a step on the safety, it’s an easy run for the touchdown judging by what we’ve seen from the player in college. While he did suffer a fractured foot in 2019 and missed three games, the dynamic playmaker wisely decided to heal properly and not rush to get back.

In 2021, the lesson opposing teams will learn is that there is a price to pay if you give Marshall an extra step. The Carolina Panthers need someone to step up and fill the void left by Curtis Samuel after he left in free agency for the Washington Football Team, and it would be a shock if the No. 59 overall selection couldn’t make a big difference from the outset.

Just how involved Marshall becomes early on is largely dependent on how he performs at training camp. IUf the Panthers feel he is ready, then expect the player to be thrown in at the deep end.