Terrace Marshall Jr. drawing Muhsin Muhammad comparisons at camp

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Terrace Marshall Jr.
(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Terrace Marshall Jr. /

After a difficult first day at Carolina Panthers training camp, rookie wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. has been making his presence felt ever since.

Things could not have gone much better for Terrace Marshall Jr. over the first few days of Carolina Panthers training camp. The second-round pick was barely seen during the early offseason program as he recovered from injury, but the wide receiver has already left his mark over the first few days of practice at Wofford College in Spartanburg.

There was some obvious rust from Marshall‘s standpoint on Day 1, which is to be expected considering how long he’s been without any meaningful reps. However, this is something the LSU product put to one side on Day 2 and throughout the remainder of the camp practices so far with some dazzling moments.

Marshall certainly looks the part. Although there were a couple of errors during Back Together Saturday that probably came down to nerves in front of a crowd.

Although it will be interesting to see how he fares when things get a little more heated in the coming weeks.

According to Joseph Person of The Athletic, the Panthers are thinking about making the rookie their primary weapon out of the slot. This has the potential to cause some significant mismatches both across the middle and in the red zone.

Nobody will know more about how best to utilize Marshall than Joe Brady. He was his passing game coordinator during the Tigers’ dominant national championship triumph in 2019 and it’s clear the coach had a big say in Carolina using the No. 59 overall selection to bring him on board.

His size, strength, and overall ability have some already comparing Marshall to one of Carolina’s greatest-ever wide receivers.

That’s how impressive he’s been so far.

Terrace Marshall Jr. already drawing Muhsin Muhammad comparisons.

Muhsin Muhammad was a similar size to Marshall and enjoyed a phenomenal career with the Panthers. In 11 years with the team, the player recorded 696 receptions, 9,255 receiving yards, and 50 touchdowns, gaining one All-Pro selection and two Pro Bowl appearances for good measure.

Not only this, Muhammad earned cult status with the fanbase who still remember him fondly to this day.

This is a lofty bar to aim for where Marshall is concerned.

He’ll be focusing more on carving out his own path. But from a nostalgia standpoint alone, the similarities are certainly there providing the rookie can bring his outstanding college production to the next level.

Having D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson to call upon should give Marshall some additional space to work. This bears even more significance when one considers just how much opposing defenses have to also key in on star running back Christian McCaffrey on almost every down.

There could be more than a few teams kicking themselves by the time Marshall is done playing. Some injury concerns caused the first-round graded player to drop into the late second, something that’s sure to give him a chip on his shoulder in pursuit of proving his doubters wrong.

Muhammad was a legendary figure in Carolina and a key man in the team’s short history.

But fans now have someone with a similar skill set to call their own.

It’s early days, obviously.

However, it’s hard to look at Marshall’s exceptional athletic traits and envisage a situation where he becomes a bust at any stage.

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Keeping healthy is the main priority. If Marshall can do this and reach the levels expected, then the Muhammad comparison might even be eclipsed.