A year ago, Marshall was getting some love late in the 1st round of rookie drafts and in the early double-digit rounds of redraft leagues. Now? He’s basically been cast aside. That what makes him worth a look. We’re not betting on a huge 2022 turnaround for the former 2nd-round pick, but it seems premature to completely forget about him. Especially if you don’t believe in a Robbie Anderson rebound, it’s a good time to grab at least a share or 2 of Marshall at the end of drafts or at a steep discount in dynasty trades.
Carolina selected Marshall in the second round of the 2021 draft and immediately inserted him as its primary slot man. It didn't go well. Marshall turned 20 targets into 107 yards during his first five games and then was demoted behind journeyman Brandon Zylstra. Marshall managed only 31 yards on 11 targets the rest of the season. Of course, slow starts aren't a deal-breaker for rookies, and Marshall entered the league at an extremely young age (he turned 21 two months before his debut). The 6-foot-3 LSU product will again open 2022 behind DJ Moore and Robby Anderson with an opportunity to lock down slot duties. The 22-year-old is a post-hype sleeper.
Carolina's #3 option at wide receiver is currently Terrace Marshall, the upstart, but young receiver from LSU will be entering his second year in the league. Marshall has adequate, if not above-average talent at the position but he is also young (will turn 22 in June). Despite having a few promising games early in 2021, Marshall disappeared in the home stretch and was not involved in the offense, especially after Carolina moved on from offensive coordinator, Joe Brady last December. Marshall is younger than many draft prospects entering the league and in many ways is like an additional draft pick for the Panthers in 2022. He will have a chance to grown and develop in Ben McAdoo's offense.