4 winners and losers from the Carolina Panthers pre-roster cut trades

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Terrace Marshall Jr. – Carolina Panthers WR

The rumor mill has been swirling in recent days where Terrace Marshall Jr. is concerned. Although the wide receiver continues to make a lasting impression when on the field, lingering doubts about his durability came with frustrated comments from head coach Matt Rhule and left many wondering whether or not the player would be moved after just one season with the franchise.

Giving up on Marshall this early would be foolish. Especially considering the Carolina Panthers invested a significant amount in the No. 59 overall selection, ignoring other positions of need to bring him to the organization.

The former LSU standout has every physical tool needed to make a go of things at the next level. However, the best ability is availability and unless Marshall improves in this area, it’s hard to gauge what his ceiling might be.

Carolina is expected to utilize Laviska Shenault as a running back/wide receiver hybrid. Something that would indicate Marshall’s role on the roster is safe and the receiver also turned in a starring effort during practice on Monday that did not go unnoticed by those in attendance.

Had the Panthers traded for Denzel Mims from the New York Jets, Marshall’s outlook would be bleak. But even if the wideout gets a reprieve as expected, it does not detract from what an important season 2022 is for the player in a crowded receiver room.