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    PFT’s Free Agent Top 100
    Posted by Charean Williams on February 19, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

    The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2019 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported.

    1. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. (The Cowboys used the franchise tag on Lawrence.)

    2. Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. (The Texans used the franchise tag on Clowney.)

    3. Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers.

    4. Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. (The Falcons used the franchise tag on Jarrett.)

    5. Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark. (The Seahawks used the franchise tag on Clark.)

    6. Chiefs outside linebacker Dee Ford. (The Chiefs used the franchise tag on Ford.)

    7. Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell.

    8. Giants safety Landon Collins.

    9. Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley.

    10. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas.

    11. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.

    12. Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu.

    13. Washington linebacker Preston Smith.

    14. Bears safety Adrian Amos.

    15. Rams guard Rodger Saffold.

    16. Broncos center Matt Paradis.

    17. Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner.

    18. Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby.

    19. Ravens linebacker Za’Darius Smith.

    20. Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown.

    21. Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.

    22. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright.

    23. Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

    24. Dolphins offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James.

    25. Bucs offensive tackle Donovan Smith.

    26. Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan.

    27. Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah.

    28. Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks.

    29. Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander.

    30. Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham. (Graham signed a three-year extension with the Eagles on March 1)

    31. Eagles receiver Golden Tate.

    32. Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

    33. Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson.

    34 Saints defensive end Alex Okafor.

    35. Panthers offensive tackle Daryl Williams.

    36. Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams.

    37. Colts cornerback Pierre Desir.

    38. Saints running back Mark Ingram.

    39. Patriots defensive back Jason McCourty.

    40. Packers defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson.

    41. Raiders tight end Jared Cook.

    42. Broncos linebacker Shaquil Barrett.

    43. Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget.

    44. Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson.

    45. Chiefs center Mitch Morse.

    46. Rams outside linebacker Dante Fowler, Jr.

    47. Chargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane.

    48. Falcons defensive end Bruce Irvin.

    49. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.

    50. Falcons running back Tevin Coleman.

    51. Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard.

    52. Chargers inside linebacker Denzel Perryman.

    53. Chargers defensive tackle Darius Philon.

    54. Bucs receiver Adam Humphries.

    55. Colts safety Clayton Geathers.

    56. Jets defensive end Henry Anderson.

    57. Giants center Jon Halapio.

    58. Colts defensive lineman Margus Hunt.

    59. Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall.

    60. Washington receiver Jamison Crowder.

    61. Washington safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

    62. Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake.

    63. Falcons guard Andy Levitre.

    64. Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

    65. Texans defensive lineman Christian Covington.

    66. Seahawks cornerback Justin Coleman.

    67. Bears defensive end Aaron Lynch.

    68. Ravens receiver John Brown.

    69. Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan.

    70. Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley.

    71. Lions safety Glover Quin.

    72. Jaguars receiver Donte Moncrief.

    73. Ravens defensive end Brent Urban.

    74. Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts.

    75. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

    76. Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro.

    77. Steelers tight end Jesse James.

    78. Patriots defensive tackle Danny Shelton.

    79. Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod.

    80. ***** kicker Robbie Gould. (The ***** used the franchise tag on Gould)

    81. Rams running back CJ Anderson.

    82. Vikings safety George Iloka.

    83. Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

    84. Texans cornerback Kayvon Webster.

    85. Packers linebacker Jake Ryan.

    86. Steelers guard Ramon Foster.

    87. Vikings running back Latavius Murray.

    88. Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett.

    89. Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

    90. Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden.

    91. Packers receiver Randall Cobb.

    92. Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

    93. Titans guard Quinton Spain.

    94. Cardinals safety Tre Boston.

    95. Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy.

    96. Washington offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe.

    97. Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert.

    98. Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown.

    99. Washington running back Adrian Peterson.

    100. Patriots receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
    Last edited by Nick; -03-04-2019, 01:56 PM.

  • #2
    guy #1: Boy the free agent market sure is thin this year!
    guy #2: Really? How thin is it?
    guy #1: It's so thin, Jared Cook just made the top 50!
    guy #2: : o


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      2. Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers defensive end
      3. Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins linebacker
      4. Jairus Byrd, Buffalo Bills safety
      5. T.J. Ward, Cleveland Browns safety
      6. Alterraun Verner, Tennessee Titans cornerback
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      8. Michael Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end
      9. Lamarr Houston, Oakland Raiders defensive end
      10. Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins cornerback
      11. Eugene Monroe, Baltimore Ravens left tackle
      12. Vontae Davis, Indianapolis Colts cornerback
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      15. Jared Veldheer, Oakland Raiders left tackle
      16. Aqib Talib, New England Patriots cornerback
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      19. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos wide receiver
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    • TekeRam
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      1. Panthers: Cam Newton, quarterback, Auburn.
      Carolina’s new coaching staff doesn’t seem to believe in 2010 second-rounder Jimmy Clausen, and the front office is “not sold” that any of this year’s defensive linemen are No. 1-pick worthy. Newton has franchise-saving talent at the most important position in pro sports.

      2. Broncos: Marcell Dareus, defensive tackle, Alabama.
      Dareus has passed Nick Fairley on most teams’ boards as the draft’s top defensive tackle, and a glance at Denver’s depth chart reveals the worst interior line in football. At 6-foot-4, 319 with incredible quickness and short-area explosion, Dareus is a no brainer at No. 2.

      3. Bills: Da’Quan Bowers, defensive end, Clemson.
      The Bills would prefer Cam Newton, but won’t have a chance at him barring a trade up. While Blaine Gabbert should also be considered, the NCAA’s sack and tackle-for-loss leader will be difficult to resist for a club that ranked 27th in sacks last year. Ala Darnell Dockett in Arizona, Bowers would play end in Buffalo’s 3-4 and focus on rushing the passer.

      4. Bengals: Blaine Gabbert, quarterback, Missouri.
      Carson Palmer is serious about never playing for the Bengals again, and backup Jordan Palmer wouldn’t make most NFL rosters as a third-stringer. Without free agency on the horizon, there’s no way the Bengals can afford to pass on an elite quarterback. Gabbert is this year’s top-rated passer in many eyes.

      5. Cardinals: Von Miller, linebacker, Texas A&M.
      NFL Network’s Mike Mayock uses two words to describe Miller. “Defies. Gravity. Bends parallel to the ground. This guy comes off the edge and it’s scary how quick he gets to the quarterback.” The Cards could use some of that with Joey Porter and Clark Haggans both 34 years old.

      6. Browns: A.J. Green, wide receiver, Georgia.
      While he didn’t generate quite the buzz fellow receiver Julio Jones did in Indianapolis, Green remains the clear-cut No. 1 wideout in this year’s class. The Browns are committed to Colt McCoy, but he’ll never realize his potential without an improved supporting cast.

      7. *****: Patrick Peterson, cornerback, LSU.
      Peterson deserves to go higher based on talent, but there hasn’t been a corner drafted in the top five in eight years. The 2010 Thorpe Award winner as college football’s top defensive back, Peterson’s addition would allow San Francisco to comfortably part with overpriced veteran Nate Clements.

      8. Titans: Nick Fairley, defensive tackle, Auburn.
      The Titans want a quarterback, but Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton won’t get out of the top five. Instead, they can end Fairley’s mini-free fall by reuniting him with college position coach Tracy Rocker. Fairley didn’t have a good Combine, and his...
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    • RamWraith
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      1. Cato June, Colts - June, 27, is a productive playmaker but fits best in one scheme as a starting weak-side linebacker. That defense is run in Buffalo.

      2. Kawika Mitchell, Chiefs - Piles up numbers as a middle linebacker but K.C. wants him on the strong side. Mitchell turns 28 in October and almost certainly wants to remain inside. That's where the money's at.

      3. London Fletcher, Bills - 32 next season. Fletcher makes his plays downfield and in coverage, which is acceptable in the bend-but-don't-break Tampa 2 but may not fit anywhere else.

      4. Napoleon Harris, Vikings - Big (6-2/255), young (27), versatile. Injuries bugged him last year but he'll be starting somewhere in 2007.

      5. Tully Banta-Cain, Patriots - Fell into a starting job last year and had 5.5 sacks. He's young at 26, but NE has a knack for making "just guys" into stars. Banta-Cain was a seventh-rounder for a reason.

      6. Peter Sirmon, Titans - 30 and not much of a playmaker. He can play all three linebacker positions, which increases his value.

      7. Donnie Edwards, Chargers - Works in a 4-3 as a weak-side linebacker and a 3-4 inside. He definitely won't re-sign. Edwards fits best on a team that can win right now because he's turning 34 and may only have one good year left.

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      9. LaVar Arrington, Giants - Coming off a ruptured Achilles'. Because he's a big name, he'll get attention but Arrington is unlikely to help a team in 2007. He may retire.

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    • Nick
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      That's right, I said two rounds! Well, the Senior Bowl is over and I think a number of guys helped (and hurt) their stock to varying degrees this week. I'm getting ambitious and trying out a two-round mock to try and highlight some of the players we watched and heard about over the last week who may have seen opened some eyes. It was a fun challenge, so I hope you guys enjoy it!


      1. Carolina Panthers: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
      -I just can't get behind a QB with this pick, so that leaves a defensive lineman (Fairley or Bowers) or receiver (Green). If the Panthers can retain Charles Johnson, who had 11.5 sacks this season, then I expect them to fill a big need at DT with Fairley here.

      2. Denver Broncos: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
      -This is a tough call for me between Bowers and LSU's Peterson. Ultimately it might depend on whether or not the Broncos retain Champ Bailey. But since they're likely switching to a 4-3, I like the idea of pairing Bowers with Elvis Dumervil on the egdes of their DL.

      3. Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus, DE, Alabama
      -Buffalo's switch to the 3-4 defense is an ongoing process, and more pieces are necessary if it's going to be a successful one. Alabama's Marcell Dareus played in a three-man front in college, and should be able to make an impact for the Bills immediately.

      4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
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      5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
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      -Cleveland's hiring of DIck Jauron at defensive coordinator indicates the Browns are going to switch to a four-man front in 2011. Grabbing Robert Quinn here would give them one of the most important components of that front, a top-notch edge rusher.

      7. San Francisco *****: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
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      8. Tennessee Titans: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
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    • Bruce=GOAT
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      The champion Colts will bask in the glare of the Lombardi Trophy for just a few weeks as pre-combine meetings have started all over the league.

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      Detroit 2. Detroit Lions – Jamaal Anderson, defensive lineman, Arkansas. A quick glance at the Lions' depth chart shows that despite Calvin Johnson possibly being the most talented player on the board, they could use an impact defensive lineman. That makes Anderson highly attractive. Detroit is the team most others will look toward to make a deal since one of the two top-rated quarterbacks will still be available at this selection.

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