2. Breiden Fehoko
Breiden Fehoko became a fan favorite on the LA Chargers even though he was not a high-profile name. Fehoko first burst onto the scene in Hard Knocks in 2020 as one of the most interesting players that was profiled on the show.
Fehoko then won the fanbase over by engaging with fans on social media and always playing well on the field. Fehoko wasn't an every-down defensive lineman but he always played well against the run in the chances he received.
Despite that, the Chargers never fully gave Fehoko the opportunities that fans thought he deserved. He was a member of the initial 53-man roster in 2022 only to be a healthy inactive in Week 1 before eventually being waived and signed to the practice squad.
Fehoko finally got a chance later in the season when the defensive line was decimated by injuries and he made the most of it. While he was by no means elite, he more than held his own as a run-stuffing defensive tackle who played early downs.
The Chargers decided to non-tender Fehoko in the offseason and allowed him to sign a cheap deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, it appears that the Steelers see the same thing in Fehoko as the Chargers, as he did not make the 53-man and is on the team's practice squad.
As long as he is not playing the Chargers or impacting the Chargers' playoff chances then every fan should root for Fehoko to succeed. Hopefully he gets his chance in Pittsburgh.