Panthers select LSU WR Terrace Marshall Jr. in NFL Draft

Panthers select LSU WR Terrace Marshall Jr. in NFL Draft
Terrace Marshall Jr. during the first half of a game between LSU and South Carolina at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.(Photo by: Chris Parent / LSU Athletics) (Source: Chris Parent/Chris Parent / LSU Athletics)

CLEVELAND (WMBF) - The Carolina Panthers have added an offensive weapon to the fold through the NFL Draft.

The team selected former LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. with the 59th overall pick in Friday’s second round.

Marshall is the first offensive player drafted by the team since head coach Matt Rhule took over last season. He also reunited with current offensive coordinator Joe Brady, who coached him at LSU.

The Panthers landed at the No. 59 pick after trading down twice Friday, striking deals with the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns.

Marshall, who opted out the late portion of his final season at LSU, had nearly 1,600 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Tigers.

He’s also the second SEC player taken by the Panthers, joining first-round pick Jaycee Horn.

Carolina also selected BYU’s offensive tackle Brady Christensen at No. 70 during the third round on Friday. The Panthers moved up in a trade to Philadephia in exchange for the 73rd overall pick as well as a sixth-round selection.

Notre Dame tight end Tommy Tremble was later selected with the 83rd overall pick.

Carolina traded its final pick in the third round to Houston in exchange for a pick each in the fourth and fifth rounds.

The Panthers also have three more picks in the sixth round.

The draft’s fourth through sixth rounds will take place Saturday.

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