We are officially on part 22 of our 90-part series— assuming the roster does not change before we are complete— which will break down each player of the Steelers current 90-man roster in alphabetical order. This series will encompass many aspects of each players game and their current role with the team. At the end, I’ll give some projected stats as well as their chances to make the 53-man roster.
Let’s dive into 2017 third round pick:
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 215 lbs
Draft: 3rd round, 106th overall in 2017 (Seahawks)
2019 stats (Buccaneers/Steelers)
N/A —Practice squad and healthy scratch only
Expires in 2020
$750,000 salary cap number (0.37% of total cap)
$0 dead money
$750,000 cap savings if cut
Likelihood of making the roster
Basically 0%. We know all about the top 4 names atop the Steelers WR depth chart, but with the team likely dressing 5-6 receivers there's still jobs available. With that being said, Darboh will be competing with the following:
It feels like on the trio of Cain, Switzer, and Blacknall have a shot at making a team. Darboh could surprise at camp but I'm not holding my breath.
It’s possibly the end of the line for the 2017 third round pick. If he fails to make the team there's no more practice squad safety net.
Darboh would have been a prime candidate to get some reps in the AAF or XFL had either league been still in operation. Perhaps a trip to Canada and the CFL is in the cards to help jump start the former Michigan stud.
Antoine Brooks Jr.