4 second-year Panthers players that must make more noise in 2022

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Terrace Marshall Jr. – Carolina Panthers WR

It’s hard to look at Terrace Marshall Jr.‘s rookie season with anything other than disappointment. The Carolina Panthers ignored other crucial needs to take the wide receiver at No. 59 overall, so for the former LSU star to muster just 17 receptions from 30 targets for 117 yards was not what anybody anticipated.

Marshall has all the attributes to make a real go of things at the next level. He is big, fast, and physically imposing – traits that normally go down extremely well in a professional environment.

Just why things didn’t come together for Marshall right away is a mystery, in all honesty. The player found life difficult getting open more often than not and there wasn’t a great deal of trust in the wideout from whoever was under center.

Writing Marshall off as a bust this early would be a mistake. The introduction of new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo should help, with his scheme relying on short-to-intermediate routes and skill position players conjuring up yards with the ball in their hands.

This should suit Marshall. But what comes next is ultimately down to the player’s desire to put a poor first season behind him and come out swinging next time around.

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If Marshall can become more influential, it’s only going to help an offense that seems to be loaded with talent. Even though the cloud at quarterback remains almost the same.