3 winners and 3 losers from the Carolina Panthers initial 53-man roster

(Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) Chuba Hubbard
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Terrace Marshall Jr. – Carolina Panthers WR

Another one of the Carolina Panthers offensive rookies drafted this year comes in as a big winner as he beat out key free-agent signing David Moore and a crowded wide receiver room to be the third option behind D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson in 2021.

Terrace Marshall Jr., drafted in the second round this April, will now slide into the top slot receiver role after Carolina cut Moore as a surprise last-minute roster move to make room for guard Michael Jordan, who was picked up off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.

Marshall was arguably the Panthers’ most productive offensive player in the team’s three preseason games and the potential of how good he can be left Moore expendable.

The wideout didn’t drop a single pass in the red zone at LSU, according to Pro Football Focus, and he’ll be a valuable asset for a Carolina team that was awful in this area of the field last year.

Shi Smith, who will be out the first few weeks, and veteran Brandon Zylstra are the other two receivers on the 53-man roster. Both come nowhere close to what Marshall can bring and a potential breakout rookie campaign is not entirely out of the question.