Anthony McFarland, Pittsburgh Steelers
Anthony McFarland was a bit of a hyped up player for the Steelers when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 draft following a solid career at Maryland. But this summer, he was beaten out for the team’s No. 3 job by undrafted rookie Jaylen Warren.
But he still has fresh legs at just 24 years old and a handful of carries since hitting the league. The Steelers could still have him in their future plans but having him on the practice squad leaves him unprotected.
This is the kind of low risk, high reward move that the Broncos can absolutely afford to make.
He is on the smaller side at 5-foot-8 and under 200 pounds and he would need to show that he could stay on the field as a receiver and in pass protection to ever truly make an impact, but his youth and potential upside would be worth the shot.