Rashad Ross, WR, Arizona Hotshots
The Denver Broncos are in need of a receiver to blow the top off of defenses, and, well…
Ross’ latest regular season work in the NFL was with the Washington Redskins back in 2016, where he was just a backup. His last successful year in the NFL came in 2015 when he was the Redskins’ primary kick returner, racking up 684 yards on returns with a touchdown.
Ross also caught eight passes for 184 yards and a touchdown that year for Washington.
In the AAF, Ross led the league with seven touchdown catches and showed he can be the type of vertical threat an NFL team like the Broncos would covet, especially in place of the injured Emmanuel Sanders.
Ross is 29 years old so he’s probably looking at just a one-year prove-it deal. That’s okay with the Broncos, who have now got themselves pretty tight against the cap. If they give Ross a prove-it deal, he could turn out to be a perfect short-term replacement for Sanders and might just play himself into another contract after this season.
Ross ran a 4.42 coming out of Arizona State in 2013 and showed off that speed with the Hotshots in seven games.