Carolina Panthers: 5 bold predictions vs Jets in Week 1

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Darnold
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Carolina Panthers Week 1 bold prediction No. 3: DJ Moore, Robby Anderson, and Terrace Marshall Jr all find the end zone

Many of the points discussed in Darnold’s expected big day can serve true for the wide receivers as well. The Jets lack depth and experience at the cornerback position. The wide receiver position just so happens to be one of the Panthers’ deepest position units.

DJ Moore and Robby Anderson are both coming off of 1,000-yard seasons. Moore led the way with 1,193 receiving yards, while Anderson was close behind with 1,096.

The Panthers used their second-round pick to add even more versatility at the wideout position when they drafted Terrace Marshall Jr out of LSU. In just 7 games before he opted out of the rest of the season to prepare for the draft, Marshall Jr hauled in 10 touchdowns for 731 yards.

Darnold will have the pick of the litter when it comes to finding open receivers and each one comes with different receiving traits.

Moore is the playmaker in the open field who can turn a 5-yard drag route into an 80-yard touchdown. Anderson is a deep threat and has prior experience with Darnold in their days with the Jets, so they should reconnect early once again in the downfield game.

Marshall Jr on the other hand can line up anywhere on the field. In his preseason action, he displayed play-making ability at both the inside and outside receiver spots. What I expect out of Marshall Jr is a touchdown in the way he found the end zone in the Pittsburgh game. He will flash as a very intriguing red zone target.

Look for plenty of play-making to come out of the receiving position this game for the Panthers, with all three getting to celebrate in the end zone.