NFL Draft 2021: NY Giants’ mid-round wide receiver targets
Terrace Marshall Jr
Strengths-Size, Speed, Physicality, Versatility, Ball Skills, Route Running
Weaknesses-Short Area Quickness, Ability to Make Defenders Miss
Terrace Marshall Jr has all the makings of an elite playmaker at the NFL level. His excellent size and speed combine to form a dynamic threat on throws down the field. He’s a long, easy strider, who glides when he runs. His ability to beat defenders at the line of scrimmage and get open anywhere on the field in a hurry makes him big play threat on every play.
Marshall also knows how to use that big body and physicality as an alpha dog at the catch point. He shows a good understanding of how to use every inch of his 6’3 frame to position himself between the ball and the defender. Also on display this season, was his ability to win in contested situations with outstanding vertical explosiveness. His excellent body control, long catch radius, and strong hands help him to adjust to errant throws and pluck the ball out of the air.
He understands complex route concepts and has proven to be an effective route runner at all three levels. He’s also shown his versatility at running routes both in the slot and out wide as the teams go to receiver. His ability to attack all levels of the field and get open from any alignment should provide him with great additional value when being evaluated by NFL scouts.
Today’s NFL is built around speed and creating mismatches. With Terrace Marshall Jr.- you get both. A rare size-speed combination built on top of his 6’3 frame. His excellent height and good top-end speed allow him to stretch the field vertically and make big plays down the field. He tracks the ball really well and uses his size to elevate and high-point the football. His versatility lining up both in the slot and out wide without losing effectiveness should make him an extremely attractive option come draft time.
He should have no issue with transitioning to the NFL. His skills translate extremely well to the next level, and he should be able to make an immediate impact during his rookie season.
Comparison– Allen Robinson