2. Curtis Weaver, EDGE
When Curtis Weaver entered the 2020 NFL Draft, he was one of the more intriguing prospects. His productivity was among the best in the nation but his athletic limitation had plenty of scouts worried.
This is why he fell to Round 5 where the Miami Dolphins snatched him up. Weaver was then injured and Miami waived him with the intention of sending him to the IR. That exposed him to waivers and Cleveland claimed him, stashing him on their own IR for the 2021 season before giving him a chance this preseason to make the team.
So far, he hasn’t really stood out. Players such as Joe Jackson and Porter Gustin have been better on the edge and Takk McKinley could still be an option if he returns to the team.
Weaver may not have done much in his short time with the Browns, but his performance during his collegiate days with Boise State still has people interested in his potential. This is why Andrew Falce of Still Curtain named Weaver as a bubble player for the Steelers to target — should Cleveland move on, that is.
"“While he has yet to do anything in the league after being on injured reserve his rookie season, Curtis Weaver was at one point a hot name in Steelers’ draft circles. The team had a clear need for an edge rusher in 2020, and Weaver was one of the most productive names in that year’s class.” — Falce, Still Curtain"
He can still make the 53-man roster but he’s going to have to prove in the final game against Atlanta that he’s able to get the job done.