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Can former third-round pick Amara Darboh crack the receiving corps?

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Breaking down every player one-by-one alphabetically on the Steelers current 90-man roster

NFL: Seattle Seahawks-Training Camp Photo: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Amara Darboh

Position: WR
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 215 lbs
College: Michigan
Draft: 3rd round, 106th overall in 2017 (Seahawks)


2019 stats (Buccaneers/Steelers)

N/A —Practice squad and healthy scratch only


Contract remaining

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:

Deon Cain
Ryan Switzer
Saeed Blacknall
Quadree Henderson
Anthony Johnson

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.


2020 projection

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.


Projected stats:

N/A


Summary

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.


Previously Highlighted

Ola Adeniyi
Marcus Allen
Tyson Alualu
Trajan Bandy
Zach Banner
J.T. Barrett
John Battle
Jordan Berry
Saeed Blacknall
Breon Borders
Chris Boswell
Antoine Brooks Jr.
Isaiah Buggs
Devin Bush
Deon Cain
Kam Canaday
Chase Claypool
Josiah Coatney
James Conner
Anthony Coyle
Jordan Dangerfield