After a longer wait than expected, Terrace Marshall finally heard his name called.
Marshall was taken 59th overall by the Carolina Panthers.
Marshall had a spectacular albeit abridged junior season, catching 48 passes for 731 yards and 10 scores in just seven games. Marshall opted out after LSU’s 20-7 defeat against Texas A&M.
Marshall practically lived in the end zone during his LSU career. Of his 106 career receptions, 23 went for touchdowns. That also ties him for fourth all-time in program history with his former teammate Ja’Marr Chase.
As a sophomore, Marshall started 12 games and was a key piece in LSU’s historic 2019 offense. Marshall caught 46 balls for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns. The 13 touchdowns was the third most for a single season behind Ja’Marr Chase’s 20 and Justin Jefferson’s 18 also from 2019.
There were hopes that Marshall would hear his name called in the first round but the class is full of excellent receivers and that wound up pushing Marshall down the board.
Marshall is the second LSU player to be selected in the NFL Draft; Ja’Marr Chase was taken fifth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.