LSU WR Opts Out of Remainder of Season to Prepare for NFL Draft

By David Hayes
LSU Tigers wide receiver Terrace Marshall has announced that he will be opting out of the remainder of the 2020-21 season ahead of the NFL Draft.
LSU Tigers wide receiver Terrace Marshall has announced that he will be opting out of the remainder of the 2020-21 season ahead of the NFL Draft. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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There's no denying that the LSU Tigers of 2020 just simply aren't the same team that they were last year, but it's hard to blame them after losing an NFL record-tying amount of talent to the league this spring.

Unfortunately, that's left the Tigers in a tough spot with seven games in the books thus far this season, sitting sub-.500 at 3-4 ahead of Week 14's matchup the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide staring them in the face.

And nothing got any easier this Monday morning for LSU either, as the team's leading wide receiver Terrace Marshall announced that he will be opting out of the remainder of the 2020-21 college football season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

This comes as nothing shy of a devastating blow to an offense who was already operating without either of its two star returning talents from a season before, between Ja'Marr Chase opting out of the entire season and Justin Jefferson lost to the 2020 NFL Draft.

Marshall exits this year leading the Tigers in receptions (48), receiving yards (731) and touchdowns (10). And just to put into perspective how massive those numbers have been in LSU's receiving corps, the second-best totals in each of those categories are 30 receptions, 339 receiving yards and 2 TDs.

This news seemingly couldn't have come at a worst time as LSU prepares to host No. 1 Alabama as daunting 28.5-point home underdogs in Baton Rouge, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. And with the Crimson Tide's offense averaging 48.5 points per game (No. 3 in the country) ahead of Saturday, keeping pace on the scoreboard is going to be an even tougher task without Marshall downfield.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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