Tampa Bay’s roster is absolutely loaded. Their defense is currently second-to-none in the NFL. They have play makers at every level and have re-signed or locked down almost everyone from their 2020 defense. There is no reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouldn’t be favorites coming out of the NFC again in 2021. This also gives them a unique opportunity to take the best available player and shave cap for the future in our 2021 NFL Mock Draft.
With the 32nd and final pick of the On Tap Sports Net Mock Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Terrace Marshall out of LSU.
Terrace Marshall could be a solid third option in the Buccaneers offense that offers them a deep threat plus a little Beast Mode. He need’s a little re-defining, but he could develop into a big-time player.
Terrace Marshall Jr. played 3rd fiddle on that 2019 National Championship run. While the yardage numbers don’t compare, Terrace Marshall still had an impressive sophomore campaign. Marshall caught 46 balls for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2019. Before opting out for the second half of the season in 2020, Terrace Marshall was on pace to obliterate his sophomore campaign. If Marshall were the number one option on that 2019 LSU team, his numbers could look like Justin Jefferson’s totals. Now, I’m not saying Marshall is a better or worse prospect than Justin Jefferson, but if you look at the arc of their college careers, you can see how they progressed similarly.
Terrace Marshall is 6’3″ and 210 lbs., and is a natural wide receiver. He’s sure handed, consistently reaching and adjusting to balls outside of his catch radius, and almost always makes the play. He shows explosive athletic ability and showed it in shorts. At his pro day, Terrace Marshall posted a 4.38 40-yard dash, a 39-inch vertical, a 125-inch broad jump, and 16 bench reps.
Many people are projecting Marshall as a low end WR1 or high end WR2 and say he lacks quickness to pair with his top end speed. Every year teams pick apart a player for the wrong reasons and that’s foolish to do with Terrace Marshall. With a little coaching from the GOAT (Tom Brady), he could become a great long-term investment for a 1st-round draft pick.