5 burning questions facing the Carolina Panthers at WR in 2021

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Is Terrace Marshall Jr. heading for rookie stardom?

There was plenty of excitement in the air regarding Terrace Marshall Jr. finally seeing some notable time on the field during training camp. The wide receiver was held out of OTAs and rookie minicamp for the most part as he worked his way back from injury, so finally getting him involved could bring about some instant results with a smooth transition.

In truth, there have been some good days and bad for Marshall, which was pretty much expected considering how long he’s been out of action.

However, it appears as if the Carolina Panthers might be willing to allocate the second-round pick plenty of targets as they look to fill the void left by Curtis Samuel after he signed for the Washington Football Team in free agency.

Marshall is a physically imposing player that has the explosiveness to make his presence felt on deep routes, across the middle, and in the red zone. Offensive coordinator Joe Brady worked with him at LSU during their 2019 national championship success, so nobody will know more than most how best to utilize the player in Year 1 of his professional career.

Expecting Marshall to have the same sort of season former teammate Justin Jefferson enjoyed with the Minnesota Vikings is unrealistic. But that does not detract from what an exciting talent Marshall is and the potential to become a real asset right out of the gate.