Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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February 12, 2024

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2024 NFL Free Agency Rankings: Top 100 Players Available This Offseason

NFL free agency officially begins on March 13. Two days earlier, on March 11, teams can begin contract negotiations with unrestricted free agents but can't officially sign them until 4 p.m. ET on the 13th which is the official start of the league year.

Below you’ll find the list of the top 100 free agents available to sign contracts this offseason.

2024 NFL Free Agency's Top 100 Players Available

1. Chris Jones, iDL, Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) rallies the crowd during the second half
Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) rallies the crowd during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 10.5 sacks, 13 TFL, 29 QB hits

Analysis: Chris Jones will turn 30 in July, but he’s still one of the most dominant interior defenders. He sat out all of training camp and the first game of the season in hopes of a new contract and still finished 12th among all defenders in pressures with 10.5 sacks. Jones also spent nearly 50 percent of his defensive snaps on the edge, which adds to his value and versatility. He was second in pass rush win rate — while being double-teamed more than any other defensive tackle in 2023.

2. Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings

Age: 35 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 QB

Key 2023 Stats: (8 starts) 2,331 passing yards, 18 TDs, 5 INTs, 103.8 passer rating

Analysis: A torn Achilles at the end of October and Kirk Cousins' age (36 in August) will complicate things with timing, but quarterbacks like him don’t often hit free agency. He’s a better quarterback now than he was when he initially signed with Minnesota in 2018, and that will be an upgrade for most teams. Through Week 8, he was ninth in EPA per play.

3. Josh Allen, EDGE, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) points to a familiar face before a regular season NFL football matchup at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. (Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 17.5 sacks, 17 TFL, 33 QB hits

Analysis: Josh Allen was fifth in pressure and tied for second in sacks during a breakout 2023 season. He’s gotten better in each season of his career and has been a versatile piece in a Jaguars defense that asks its edge players to drop into coverage. Allow him to stand up on the edge, and the production will follow.

4. Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 WR

Key 2023 Stats: (12 starts) 42 receptions, 656 receiving rards, 5 TDs

Analysis: Tee Higgins can be a No. 1 wide receiver on most teams, but has been the 1B/2A to Ja’Marr Chase in Cincinnati. With Higgins' long frame, he can stretch the field, and he can also body up smaller corners for contested catches. He can win at all three levels of the field and would instantly boost any passing game.

Best Fits: Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans

5. Christian Wilkins, iDL, Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins (94) looks on against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 9 sacks, 10 TFL, 23 QB hits

Analysis: Christian Wilkins is one of the most disruptive players on the interior. He was a run vacuum in 2022 with a league-leading 78 positive tackles and a tackle on 22 percent of his run defense snaps. Wilkins added pass rush to that in 2023 when he ranked 13th in pass rush win rate. He can play anywhere from nose tackle to the edge, where he had 27 percent of his snaps in 2023. Few players can change the structure of a defensive line like Wilkins.

6. Justin Madubuike, iDL, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Justin Madubuike
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Justin Madubuike (92) celebrates after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Stadium. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 13 sacks, 12 TFL, 33 QB hits

Analysis: There might not have been a more significant breakout in 2023 than Justin Madubuike and what he did for the Baltimore defense. Madubuike was tied for third with 33 quarterback hits. He was 21st in overall pressures, which is quite the feat from the inside. Madubuike has the short-area quickness to get up on interior offensive linemen and push the pocket off the snap. At 26, there is still room for more development and a place as one of the most impactful interior rushers.

7. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears defensive back Jaylon Johnson
Chicago Bears defensive back Jaylon Johnson (33) steps in front of Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) to intercept a pass before returning the ball for a touchdown in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. (Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 24 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 CB

Key 2023 Stats: 4 INTs, 10 passes defensed, 36 tackles

Analysis: Jaylon Johnson was arguably the best cornerback in the league this past season. He had 15 passes defensed as a rookie and then some inconsistencies in coverage, but he emerged as a shutdown outside corner in 2023. He was first in adjusted yards allowed per coverage snap and showed ball skills with 10 passes defensed while defenses mostly avoided throwing his way. At 25, Johnson can grow as a No. 1 corner on any defense.

Livesay's Landing Spot Predictions: Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears

8. Brian Burns, EDGE, Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers linebacker Brian Burns (0) during the second quarter
Carolina Panthers linebacker Brian Burns (0) during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 8 sacks, 16 TFL, 18 QB hits

Analysis: Brian Burns has been a productive piece of several iterations of the Carolina defense once he got the green light to rush the passer. He hasn't had a big breakout season in raw stats — his 12.5 sacks in 2022 were a career-high — but he’s always making an impact, using his speed off the line. Burns was 11th in ESPN’s pass rush win rate in 2023.

9. L'Jarius Sneed, CB, Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) reacts after a play during the first half of a 2024 AFC wild card game against the Miami Dolphins at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 CB

Key 2023 Stats: 2 INTs, 14 passes defensed, 78 tackles

Analysis: L'Jarius Sneed has developed as a game-changer who can lock down receivers outside and in the slot. He was 11th in adjusted yards per coverage snap as he played more than 90 percent of his snaps on the outside. He was previously the slot defender Steve Spagnuolo used to wreak havoc as a pass rusher before he blossomed in that outside role. He can play anywhere, in any scheme, making him a desired addition for any defense.

10. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) celebrates after a fumble recovery during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 3 INTs, 6 forced fumbles, 6 sacks, 122 tackles

Analysis: Few players make the full-field impact that Antoine Winfield Jr. does. He’s been a slot corner and safety throughout his career, and he urged the Tampa Bay coaching staff to let him focus on one position in 2023. After that, he only played 13 percent of his snaps in the slot, but that did not erase his versatility. Winfield was all over for the Buccaneers with six sacks, three interceptions, and a league-leading six forced fumbles. The first-team All-Pro safety won’t turn 26 until August.

11. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Age: 30 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 79 receptions, 1,255 receiving yards, 13 TDs

Analysis: Mike Evans was 13th among wide receivers in yards per route run and continues to dominate into his 30s. He’s the perfect X receiver to put on the outside and let him win 1-on-1. He can still use his big body as a weapon near the goal line, where he scored a league-leading 13 receiving touchdowns. Evans has at least 13 touchdowns in three of the past four seasons.

Mosher's Top Landing Spots: Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12. Michael Pittman, Jr., WR, Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (11) during warmups before the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 109 receptions, 1,152 receiving yards, 4 TDs

Analysis: Michael Pittman Jr. is a great all-around receiver who has needed to adjust his game and production around the quarterback play in Indianapolis. He can be a ball-winner on contested catches, but he's smooth in his ability to get open and run after the catch while playing outside or in the slot. He was 21st among wide receivers in ESPN’s open rate and 19th in catch score. Pittman was a big part of the Colts' passing game, with a 28.6 percent target share that tied for eighth.

13. Bryce Huff, EDGE, New York Jets

New York Jets defensive end Bryce Huff
New York Jets defensive end Bryce Huff (47) celebrates a sack against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 10 sacks, 10 TFL, 21 QB hits

Analysis: Bryce Huff led college football in pressures during his final college season, per SIS, but went undrafted. Each season, he got more playing time with the Jets, and his role continued to increase. He remained insanely productive on limited snaps. He has one of the fastest get-offs in the league, and at worst, he can be a dominant pass-rush specialist. He was eighth in pass rush win rate, and only Micah Parsons had a higher pressure rate among players with 300 or more pass rush snaps. Huff had the second-most pressures on third down.

14. Danielle Hunter, Edge, Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter (99) warms up before the game against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 16.5 sacks, 23 TFL, 22 QB hits

Analysis: Despite being an eight-year veteran, Danielle Hunter won’t turn 30 until October and has plenty left in the tank after a neck injury caused him to miss all of 2020 and a torn pec knocked him out of the second half of 2021. He just set a career-high with 16.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a league-leading 23 tackles for loss. Hunter has a great first step and possesses the needed short-area quickness to blow past offensive tackles.

15. Tyron Smith, OT, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith
Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77) runs off the field before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 33 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 OT

Key 2023 Stats: 13 starts, 28 Total Points (20th of 80 qualifying OTs)

Analysis: When Tyron Smith is on the field, he remains one of the league’s best tackles, but availability has been an issue. His 13 games played this season were the most since 2019, and he hasn’t played more than 13 since 2015. Still, his play was good enough to be second-team All-Pro at 33 with a 3.2 percent pressure rate allowed.

16. Kyle Dugger, S, New England Patriots

New England Patriots safety Kyle Dugger
New England Patriots safety Kyle Dugger (23) runs the ball out of the end zone after an interception during the first half against the Washington Commanders at Gillette Stadium. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 2 INTs, 7 passes defensed, 109 tackles

Analysis: Kyle Dugger was a jack-of-all-trades in the secondary for the Patriots, bouncing between the box, slot and deep safety. While the movable safety can get overmatched because of size, especially in the box, that is no concern for the 6-foot-2, 222-pound frame on Dugger. He fit well in New England, partly because of how often the Patriots went to dime personnel, but Dugger can fit anywhere and would be a plus fitting into any defensive scheme.

17. Michael Onwenu, OT, New England Patriots

New England Patriots guard Mike Onwenu
Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots guard Michael Onwenu (71) lines up against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at Gillette Stadium. (Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 OT

Key 2023 Stats: 15 starts, 28 Total Points (19th of 80 qualifying OTs)

Analysis: Over Michael Onwenu’s career with Patriots, he’s bounced between guard and right tackle, including starting last season at right guard for the first time. He can play well at either of those spots. At 350 pounds, Onwenu still moves smoothly enough to play guard, and he was eighth in pass rush win rate at the position in 2022. He was 13th in pressure rate allowed at tackle in 2023.

18. Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Houston Texans

Houston Texans defensive end Jonathan Greenard (52) walks off the field before the game against the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 12.5 sacks, 15 TFL, 22 QB hits

Analysis: Jonathan Greenard had a breakout season in the final year of his rookie contract. He uses a quick step off the line to win against the pass and the run. He was sixth in pass rush win rate, and his 12.5 sacks tied for 10th. His 46 tackles that produced a positive play were 18th among all defenders.

19. Kevin Dotson, OG, Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Rams guard Kevin Dotson
Los Angeles Rams guard Kevin Dotson (69) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 14 starts, 32 Total Points (15th of 80 qualifying OGs)

Analysis: Kevin Dotson was traded from the Steelers to the Rams and was a key piece in the reinvention of Los Angeles' offense. He was a strong run blocker (seventh in blown block rate) as the Rams went to more gap schemes. Per SIS, Dotson was 10th among guards in blown block rate in the passing game. At 6-foot-4 and 321 pounds, he can use his size as a dominating physical presence on the interior.

20. Xavier McKinney, S, New York Giants

New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney
New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney (29) is introduced before a game against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 24 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 3 INTs, 11 passes defensed, 116 tackles

Analysis: In the Giants’ blitz-heavy scheme, Xavier McKinney had a high degree of difficulty. He was often in man coverage during the Giants’ Cover-0 blitzes, and only Antoine Winfield Jr. had a higher percentage of snaps as a single-high safety. He had the range to cover deep, the coverage ability to stay in man and the instincts to break on balls in front of him. He’s also a plus tackler who can take on players of any position coming at him.



21. Kamren Curl, S, Washington Commanders

Washington Commanders safety Kamren Curl
Washington Commanders safety Kamren Curl (31) runs onto the field during player introductions prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at FedExField. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 24 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 5 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, 115 tackles

Analysis: Kamren Curl is another play-anywhere safety, with 24 percent of his snaps in the box and another 14 percent in the slot. He’s an instinctual player in the open field, leading to more tackles than ball production. He has had no interceptions since 2020 and only five passes defensed in 2023, but his 41 positive tackles ranked eighth among defensive backs. The 25-year-old former seventh-round pick could be put into any defense as an immediate impact player in the secondary, whether he’s asked to play in the box or deep.

22. Calvin Ridley, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 76 receptions, 1,016 receiving yards, 8 TDs

Analysis: The 2023 season in Jacksonville didn't go as Calvin Ridley or the Jaguars hoped. Ridley was primarily relegated to outside duty with hitches and go routes without working the middle of the field. He still flashed the quick movements that made him a plus route-runner during his peak seasons with the Falcons, but he was part of a static Jacksonville offense, which ranked 49th in yards per route run.

23. Kenny Moore, CB, Indianapolis Colts

Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23) leaves the field after being defeated by the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Bob Scheer-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 CB

Key 2023 Stats: 3 INTs, 6 passes defensed, 93 tackles

Analysis: There aren’t many better true slot corners than Kenny Moore. He played the fourth-most coverage snaps in the slot this past season and was sixth in yards allowed per coverage snap. Moore can play the ball with 55 career passes defensed, and he’s been an aggressive downhill player, too, with a career-high eight tackles for loss this season.

24. Marquise Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown
Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown (2) against the Los Angeles Rams at State Farm Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 51 receptions, 574 receiving yards, 4 TDs

Analysis: Marquise Brown can still win deep, but his smaller frame (5-foot-9) can cause more inaccurate passes if the coverage is close. He’s been among the league leaders in inaccurate targets over the past two seasons. He was also a victim of Kyler Murray’s deep ball not coming back quickly after his return from injury. Brown was only 76th in ESPN’s open score, which didn’t make for many huge openings, but his quickness is something that could add to an offense, especially one that can scheme him open down the field.

25. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 RB

Key 2023 Stats: 247 attempts, 962 rushing yards, 41 receptions, 280 receiving yards, 10 Total TDs

Analysis: Saquon Barkley hasn't lived up to the billing of a former No. 2 overall pick. While he has shown the explosiveness that makes him special, that ability has almost come at the expense of a high volume of negative plays. Only two players with at least 100 carries had a higher rate of run stuffs at or behind the line in 2023. Injuries have also caused him to miss time throughout his career. His receiving hasn’t been game-changing, but if a creative offensive mind has a plan, Barkley could be the impact player many projected.

26. Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (22) defends Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid (86) during a Week 9 NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati. (The Enquirer)

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 CB

Key 2023 Stats: 43 solo tackles, 6 passes defensed, 2 TFL

Analysis: 2023 was an inconsistent season as Chidobe Awuzie returned from an ACL tear that cost him the back half of the 2022 season. He was able to prevent passes thrown his way consistently but was caught on big plays from time to time. At his best, Awuzie is a strong outside corner who can man up against top receivers, evidenced partly by his 14 passes defenses in 2021. He could return to his previous form with another full year removed from his injury.

27. D.J. Reader, iDL, Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle D.J. Reader
Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle D.J. Reader (98) celebrates a sack of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) (not pictured) in the third quarter during Super Bowl LVI, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. The Cincinnati Bengals lost, 23-20. (The Enquirer)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 20 solo tackles, 1 sack, 7 QB hits

Analysis: D.J. Reader ended the season in injured reserve with a torn quad, which is something to watch going forward. When he’s on the field, Reader is a strong presence inside, plugging the middle of the line. He’s a force multiplier in a way that he demands attention from his size and power, which brings less attention to the defenders around him. He can also push the pocket himself with 34 pressures in 2023.

28. Kendall Fuller, CB, Washington Commanders

Washington Commanders cornerback Kendall Fuller
Washington Commanders cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) intercepts a pass intended for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis (13) at FedEx Field on Sept. 24, 2023. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 CB

Key 2023 Stats: 2 INTs, 55 solo tackles, 9 passes defenses

Analysis: Kendall Fuller has been around for a while — 2023 was his eighth NFL season — but he continues to impress and is still just 29. While Washington could not stop anything on defense this season, Fuller was still 38th among corners in adjusted yards allowed per coverage snap while he played on the outside. Throughout his career, Fuller has played snaps in the slot and at safety, and that versatility could make him a fit in any defense that wants to bring him in.

29. Frankie Luvu, LB, Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers linebacker Frankie Luvu
Carolina Panthers linebacker Frankie Luvu (49) looks over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense during the first quarter of a game on Jan. 7, 2024 at Bank of America Stadium. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 5.5 sacks, 66 solo tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 10 TFL, 11 QB hits

Analysis: Frankie Luvu has been one of the flashiest linebackers over the past few seasons. He comes downhill out of a cannon and pairs that with solid enough coverage skills. He has 12.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hits over the past two seasons. 59.2 percent of Luvu’s tackles produced a positive play for the defense, which was 13th among linebackers with at least 100 tackles. That rate was 64.9 percent (second) in 2022. He’s always around the ball and making positive plays when he is.

30. Kevin Zeitler, OG, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens guard Kevin Zeitler
Baltimore Ravens guard Kevin Zeitler (70) blocks against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 34 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 15 starts, Pro Bowl selection

Analysis: Kevin Zeitler has been a plus guard for his entire career and should continue to be one, even as he turns 34 in March. He’s played a big part in the Ravens' run game over the past few seasons. He has the physicality to play bully ball and the athleticism to get out in space on pulls. This season, Zeitler was fifth in blown block rate against the run and 12th against the pass.

31. Connor Williams, C, Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins center Connor Williams
Miami Dolphins center Connor Williams (58) snaps the ball to Miami Dolphins quarterback Skylar Thompson (19) during a wild card game on Jan. 15, 2023, against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. (Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 Center

Key 2023 Stats: 9 starts

Analysis: Connor Williams could be higher on this list if not for a torn ACL suffered in December. After his injury, the Dolphins struggled to run the ball and missed Williams’ ability to get into space on many of their run plays. Williams has been a good center for the Cowboys and Dolphins, two very different systems, and will only turn 27 in May.

32. Leonard Williams, iDL, Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Leonard Williams sacks Ryan Tannehill
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Leonard Williams (99) during the first half at Nissan Stadium on Dec. 24, 2023. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 5.5 sacks, 37 solo tackles, 10 TFL, 16 QB hits

Analysis: Seattle might not have gotten the boost it was looking for with the acquisition of Leonard Williams before the deadline, but Williams was still a standout player when he was on the field. He’s continued to improve as a pass rusher and ranked 19th among interior defenders in pass rush win rate. Williams can be a plus interior defender in even-man fronts and play on the ends in odd-man fronts. The former sixth-overall pick and nine-year vet will turn 30 in June.

33. Trent Brown, OT, New England Patriots

New England Patriots tackle Trent Brown
New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown (77) holds the line during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium. (Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 30 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 OT

Key 2023 Stats: 8 starts

Analysis: Trent Brown is massive (370 pounds) and can use that size to stand up pass rushers and immediately stop them in their tracks. That can become a slight issue against speedy and bendy pass rushers, especially on third down, where Brown allowed a 10.3 percent pressure rate instead of 2.7 percent on first and second down. He’ll be 31 in April, so his speed could continue to be an issue.

34. Robert Hunt, OG, Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins tackle Robert Hunt
Miami Dolphins guard Robert Hunt (68) leaves the field after the end of the second half of the game between host Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, November 27, 2022, in Miami Gardens, FL. (Palm Beach Post)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 10 starts

Analysis: Robert Hunt is an interesting case because of how quickly the Miami passing game gets rid of the ball. He had league-best pressure rates and blown block rates against the pass, partly because there wasn’t much time for teams to get pressure before the ball was out. But Hunt was also great in space in Miami’s run game, where he had a 0.9 percent blown block rate. He missed time with a hamstring injury, but that shouldn't be a concern.

35. Jonah Jackson, OG, Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions guard Jonah Jackson
Detroit Lions guard Jonah Jackson warms up before the Denver Broncos game at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023. (Detroit Free Press)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 12 starts

Analysis: Jonah Jackson can be a force in the run game and has been a key interior piece on a strong Detroit offensive line. He can lose quickly off the line — SIS charged seven run stuffs against him — but he can be a mauler, throwing aside defenders. The opposite has been the case in the passing game, where he can win early but has struggled to hold blocks as the play progresses. Jackson was a Pro Bowler in 2021, and at 27, he has the potential to get there again.

36. Chase Young, EDGE, San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers EDGE Chase Young
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Chase Young (right) tackles Los Angeles Rams running back Ronnie Rivers (left) during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7, 2024. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 24 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 7.5 sacks, 17 solo tackles, 15 QB hits, 7 TFL

Analysis: Chase Young’s second half of the season didn’t take off as many might have expected. To this point, Young’s career hasn't met the expectations as a former No. 2 overall pick — he has just 16.5 career sacks. Still, when healthy, Chase can rush the passer. He was tied for 15th in early-down pressures (with ex-teammate Montez Sweat) and 15th in pass rush win rate. Young will only be 25 at the start of the 2024 season.

37. Azeez Al-Shaair, LB, Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair
Tennessee Titans linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (2) and Elijah Molden (24) celebrate a fumble recovery against the Atlanta Falcons at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. (The Tennesseean)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 84 solo tackles, 2 sacks, 9 TFL, 6 QB hits, 1 fumble recovery

Analysis: Overshadowed by the linebackers in San Francisco, Azeez Al-Shaair took a cheap one-year deal to lead a linebacking corps in Tennessee and impressed immediately. Al-Shaair was fourth among linebackers in tackles that produced a positive play for the defense, and he recorded a tackle on 25.9 percent of his run defense snaps. He was also 15th at the position in yards allowed per coverage snap. He won’t be Fred Warner there, but even passable coverage makes him valuable with how reactive he can be against the run.

38. Baker Mayfield, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield
Oct 15, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) drops back to pass against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 QB

Key 2023 Stats: 4,044 passing yards, 28 TDs, 10 INTs, completed 64.3 percent of his passes

Analysis: Baker Mayfield finished his first season in Tampa Bay ranked 19th in EPA per play, but he made improvements along the way. One of those improvements was his comfort in the pocket. Mayfield handled pressure better and used more straight dropbacks instead of relying on play-action. He still makes bad decisions at times, but he’s a good enough quarterback for a team looking to make a run to the playoffs.

39. Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (8) carries the ball on a 63-yard touchdown run against Kansas City Chiefs safety Mike Edwards (21)in the first half at Allegiant Stadium on Nov. 26, 2023. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 RB

Key 2023 Stats: 805 rushing yards , 296 receiving yards , 6 TDs

Analysis: A year after leading the league in rushing yards, Josh Jacobs averaged 3.5 yards per carry while playing on the franchise tag. It was hard to get anything going behind the Raiders’ offensive line. Only 3.9 percent of his runs went for 10 or more yards, while 19.3 percent were stopped at or behind the line. Las Vegas showed flashes at the end of the season once Josh McDaniels was let go, but without consistent volume in the passing game, that rushing efficiency needs to bounce back. On the plus side, Jacobs is still just 26.

40. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

Derrick Henry Titans vs. Broncos
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II (2) during the third quarter at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (The Tennesseean)

Age: 30 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 RB

Key 2023 Stats: 1,167 rushing yards, 12 TDs, 214 receiving yards

Analysis: Derrick Henry is still a high-volume back, though the value of those runs dropped while Tennessee's offensive line disintegrated and the passing game struggled. He was second in rushing yards, but just 8.2 percent of his runs went for 10 or more yards. He averaged just 0.85 yard before contact per rush. Getting Henry behind a good run-blocking offensive line could boost his effectiveness as he ages.



41. Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) celebrates with linebacker Shaquil Barrett (7) after a sack against the Detroit Lions at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 15, 2023. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 34 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 86 solo tackles, 4.5 sacks, 17 TFL, 1 forced fumble

Analysis: Lavonte David is still going at 34. He wasn’t as effective in coverage as he’s been in the past, but he ramped up the run defense with the seventh-most positive tackles and a 65 percent positive tackle rate. His 17 tackles for loss were second among linebackers, and his 4.5 sacks were his most since he had five in 2018. If David needs to shift to a downhill-first linebacker in his final years, there are way worse options for teams needing an addition off the ball.

42. Patrick Queen, LB, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen (6) warms up before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Stadium. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 24 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 84 solo tackles, 3.5 sacks, 9 TFL, 1 forced fumble

Analysis: There was no bigger beneficiary from the Ravens trading for Roquan Smith than Patrick Queen. With Smith taking over the middle of the defense with his coverage ability, Queen could focus on playing fast and downhill, which boosted his value as a player. He was an effective blitzer and had nine tackles for loss. With responsibilities lessened in the passing game, his coverage got better, where he was 28th in yards per coverage snap.

43. Steven Nelson, CB, Houston Texans

Houston Texans cornerback Steven Nelson
Houston Texans cornerback Steven Nelson (21) returns an interception for a touchdown in a 2024 AFC wild card game against the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 31 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 CB

Key 2023 Stats: 4 INTs, 12 passes defensed, 48 solo tackles

Analysis: Steven Nelson is a veteran corner who arguably played his best ball in 2023 — while playing the fifth-most coverage snaps of any corner. Across from Derek Stingley, Nelson was 23rd in adjusted yards allowed per coverage snap, and he tied a career-high with four interceptions. Nelson also reached double-digit passes defensed for the first time since 2018. While he just turned 31, he can continue to be an effective zone corner as he ages.

44. Geno Stone, S, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens safety Geno Stone (26) celebrates after intercepting a pass in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 24 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 7 INTs, 9 passes defensed, 44 solo tackles

Analysis: Geno Stone got to play as a split safety on a defense that constantly used three of them on the field. With Kyle Hamilton’s versatility, Stone could sit back and drive on plays in front of him. That worked out rather well with seven interceptions. His range to play deep will benefit defenses that major in two-high coverages. While that could limit his opportunities, the team that has a round hole for a round peg would have a great addition in the secondary.

45. Dalton Schultz, TE, Houston Texans

Houston Texans tight end Dalton Schultz
Houston Texans tight end Dalton Schultz (86) runs with the ball after a reception during the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 1 TE

Key 2023 Stats: 59 receptions, 635 receiving yards, 5 TDs

Analysis: Dalton Schultz did his best to make the most out of his one season with C.J. Stroud. Among tight ends, he was 13th in yards per route run and was a solid target over the middle of the field, with most of his work done as an inline tight end. He was also a good target in the red zone: four touchdowns and a 19 percent target share.

46. Andre James, C, Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders center Andre James (68) makes a line call against the New England Patriots in the first quarter at Allegiant Stadium. (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 Center

Key 2023 Stats: 16 starts, 29 Total Points (12th of 40 centers)

Analysis: Since taking over for Rodney Hudson, Andre James has been a plus pass protector at center. He was third among interior linemen in pass block win rate and seventh at center in blown block rate. In two of his three seasons as a starter, James struggled in run blocking (3.4 percent in 2021 and 3.3 in 2023) but had a great run-blocking season in 2022. If his run blocking consistently matches his pass blocking, James could be one of the league’s better centers.

47. Jadeveon Clowney, EDGE, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (24) before the game against Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 30 | FA Position Rank: No. 7 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 9.5 sacks, 9 TFL, 19 QB hits

Analysis: Last season, at 30 years old, Jadeveon Clowney looked like his prime self with the Ravens under Mike Macdonald. Baltimore had Clowney out on the edge and used its different pre-snap looks to get him off the line quickly, occasionally using his speed on stunts. He was fifth in pass rush win rate and 13th in total pressures. His 9.5 sacks tied a career-high.

48. Jonah Williams, OT, Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams (32) and offensive tackle Jonah Williams (73)
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams (73) and running back Trayveon Williams (32) at the line of scrimmage against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 OT

Key 2023 Stats: 17 starts, 31 Total Points (14th of 80 qualifying OTs)

Analysis: Jonah Williams picked back up at right tackle after being forced to move from the position after the Bengals signed Orlando Brown in free agency. Williams initially requested a trade to a team that would let him play on the left side, but he stuck it out in Cincinnati and played well on the right. He was 18th among all tackles in the allowed pressure rate. While he won’t blow anyone away with speed or power, his technical ability sets a high floor at the position.

49. Za'Darius Smith, EDGE, Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns defensive end Za'Darius Smith
Cleveland Browns defensive end Za'Darius Smith (99) reacts after a face mask penalty on him during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns Stadium. (Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 31 | FA Position Rank: No. 8 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 5.5 sacks, 8 TFL, 20 QB hits

Analysis: While Za'Darius Smith's 5.5 sacks look like a drop-off in production, he hit the quarterback nearly as often (20 quarterback hits) as in 2022, when he had 10 sacks (24). His pressure rates were identical. Part of the issue was play time, as Smith was rotated in and out of the lineup. When he was on the field, the production was there. He was sixth in pressure rate among defenders with at least 300 pass rushes. Smith can stand up on the outside and be used as an interior rusher in lighter pass-rush-heavy alignments.

50. Andrew Van Ginkel, EDGE, Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel
Miami Dolphins linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (43) celebrates with defensive tackle Christian Wilkins (94) and linebacker David Long Jr. (51) after a play against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 9 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 6 sacks, 8 TFL, 19 QB hits

Analysis: Andrew Van Ginkel was a blitz-heavy linebacker in college who was turned into an effective and versatile pass rusher in the pros. He has the speed to be a force around the edge — he was 20th in pass rush win rate and ninth in pressure rate — and can drop back in coverage. With nearly 150 snaps in coverage, he was fourth among linebackers in yards allowed per coverage snap and had eight passes defensed.

51. Josh Uche, EDGE, New England Patriots

New England Patriots linebacker Josh Uche (
New England Patriots linebacker Josh Uche (55) tackles Tennessee Titans running back Tyjae Spears (32) for a loss during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 10 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 3 sacks, 3 TFL, 6 QB hits

Analysis: There are flashes whenever Josh Uche is on the field, but he just hasn’t been on the field all that often over the past few seasons. He had 11.5 sacks and a 21.1 percent pressure rate in 2022 on just 266 pass rush snaps. His playing time decreased in 2023, but he still had an impressive pressure rate. If a team can get Uche in a place where he can be schemed up to rush the passer, he could be an underrated asset.

52. Noah Fant, TE, Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant
Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant (87) celebrates after getting a first down against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Lumen Field. (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 2 TE

Key 2023 Stats: 32 receptions, 414 receiving yards

Analysis: It would be hard for any player to make an impact on an offense dominated by DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett; Noah Fant only had a 7.9 percent target share in 2023. When given the chance, Fant can be a solid blocker and an explosive pass catcher. Some tight ends don’t break out until their second contract, and Fant could be a good bet there. Despite his low volume, he had seven receptions of 20 or more yards.

53. Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles in the game at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 Running Back

Key 2023 Stats: 252 attempts, 1,005 rushing yards, 311 receiving yards, 6 total TDs

Analysis: Tony Pollard was expected to take off as the lead back in Dallas with Ezekiel Elliott gone, but that didn't happen. Some concerns about Pollard’s effectiveness with a higher workload were valid. He eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards but was 23rd in success rate. The low success rate wasn’t boosted by explosive plays that made Pollard appealing in previous seasons. He was also a part of the early Dallas struggles in the red zone. Pollard will be better as a 1B option who can use fresh legs to regain those explosive runs.

54. Tyler Biadasz, C, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz (63) prepares to snap the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 Center

Key 2023 Stats: 16 starts, 29 Total Points (13th of 40 qualifying centers)

Analysis: 2023 was a rare poor season for Tyler Biadasz as a run blocker (4.0 percent blown block rate), but that was part of wider struggles for Dallas in the running game with a new offensive coordinator. Biadasz's 2.4 percent run stuff percent was well out of line with the sub-one percent he’s had in his career. He gets the benefit of playing next to Zack Martin. Still, Biadasz has been an underrated piece of the Cowboys’ offensive line and a solid presence in the middle, especially as a pass blocker.

55. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 RB

Key 2023 Stats: 179 attempts, 628 rushing yards, 436 receiving yards, 6 total TDs

Analysis: Austin Ekeler had a nightmare season after trying to get a better contract in the offseason. He was 37th in success rate, and just 3.9 percent of his carries went for 10 or more yards. It was a tough go for Ekeler, who didn’t get as much out of his receiving ability because the Chargers' offense crumbled around him. With a more defined receiving role, outside of a check-down, Ekeler could find that value on another team, even if his straight-line explosiveness has dipped.

56. Dalton Risner, OG, Minnesota Vikings

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 11 starts, 19 total points (53rd of 80 qualifying OGs)

Analysis: Dalton Risner surprisingly had to wait for an opportunity to join the Vikings after the regular season started, but once he was in the lineup, he remained a plus guard, especially in pass protection. He was ninth among interior linemen in pass block win rate and didn't allow a sack. He has some uncharacteristic struggles in run blocking — a 3.2 percent blown block rate as opposed to a 1.4 one the year before — but not much about Minnesota's run game worked in 2023.

57. Gabe Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills

Age: 24 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 45 receptions, 746 receiving yards, 7 TDs

Analysis: Gabe Davis is a limited all-around receiver who can win in specific areas, leading to huge games. He’s an outside vertical receiver who can make big plays and had 23 receptions of 20 or more yards over the past two seasons. There are times when Davis can disappear, but any team needing a field-stretching element without needing Davis to be a high-volume No. 2 could benefit from his addition.

58. Lloyd Cushenbury, C, Denver Broncos

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 Center

Key 2023 Stats: 17 starts, 26 Total Points (20th of 40 qualifying centers)

Analysis: Lloyd Cushenburry is one of the league’s better pass-protecting centers. That’s been the case since his rookie season. In 2023, he was 11th among interior linemen in pass block win rate. But there have been issues in run blocking, where he’s put up blown block rates of 3.4, 5.7 and 3.1 percent over the past three seasons. He has cleaned up some early losses, and there's hope more progression will come for the 26-year-old, four-year starter.

59. Calais Campbell, iDL, Atlanta Falcons

Age: 37 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 6.5 sacks, 10 TFL, 17 QB hits

Analysis: Here’s hoping Calais Campbell plays forever. At 37, Campbell led the Falcons in pressures. That says a lot about the Falcons but also about Campbell, who continues to overpower offensive linemen as he did in his prime. His 17 quarterback hits were his most since 2019, and he can still defend the run. His average tackle was under a yard past the line of scrimmage. He played 86 percent of his snaps on the edge in 2023 but is probably better suited to split his time between there and the interior as he did in Jacksonville.

60. Denico Autry, EDGE, Tennessee Titans

Age: 33 | FA Position Rank: No. 11 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 11.5 sacks, 12 TFL, 17 QB hits

Analysis: At 285 pounds, Denico Autry is one of the bigger and stronger edge rushers. That shows when he takes on opposing tackles. He’s one of 11 players with at least 10 quarterback hits in the past six seasons. At age 33, his 11.5 sacks were a career-high.

61. Jordan Fuller, S, Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Rams safety Jordan Fuller
Los Angeles Rams safety Jordan Fuller (4) breaks up a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown (2) at SoFi Stadium on Oct. 15, 2023. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 3 INTs, 61 solo tackles, 3 forced fumbles

Analysis: Jordan Fuller can be a tackling machine, quick to break on plays in front of him, as he mostly plays deep in the Rams’ split-safety looks. Many of his plays happen down the field with a lack of plays in the box — only 29 percent of his tackles produced a positive play for the defense — but he’s been vital in not allowing negative plays to get worse. Fuller also had a career-high eight passes defensed. After missing most of 2022 with a nagging hamstring injury, he looked closer to his former self.

62. Stephon Gilmore, CB, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Stephon Gilmore
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Stephon Gilmore (21) tackles New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) during the second half at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 10, 2023. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 33 | FA Position Rank: No. 7 CB

Key 2023 Stats: 2 INTs, 54 solo tackles, 13 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble

Analysis: There was a lot of good from Stephon Gilmore after the 33-year-old veteran's trade to the Cowboys. He continued to be sticky in man coverage, which he played at a high rate, but he was also susceptible to some big plays in both man and zone coverage. He was 99th in yards allowed per coverage snap while he was targeted often because opposing offenses eventually stopped throwing at pick-6 machine DaRon Bland. Still, Gilmore showed off his high-level traits that should continue to age well.

63. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson
Detroit Lions safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (2) and linebacker Alex Anzalone (34) celebrate after Gardner-Johnson intercepted a pass from Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens (12) (not pictured) in the fourth quarter at Ford Field on Jan. 7, 2024. (Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 7 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 1 INT, 16 solo tackles, 3 passes defensed

Analysis: The one-year deal with Detroit didn’t go as expected, as C.J. Gardner-Johnson tore his pec in Week 2. He returned in Week 17 and was on the field for a majority of Detroit’s defensive snaps in the playoffs. After starting as a slot corner, Gardner-Johnson has played more safety over the past two seasons with Philadelphia and Detroit. At his peak, he’s an aggressive ball-hawking defensive back who turned that into six interceptions in 2022. There wasn’t much of a market for Gardner-Johnson after last season, and that’s likely still the case after his missed time in 2023, but if there is a return to health, he could be a great buy-low for a team needing help in the secondary.

64. Grover Stewart, iDL, Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Grover Stewart
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Grover Stewart (90) reacts after the Indianapolis Colts score a field goal in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 24, 2023. (Brent Skeen-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 30 | FA Position Rank: No. 7 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 23 solo tackles, 5 TFL, .5 sack, 8 QB hits

Analysis: Grover Stewart missed six games in the middle of the season while serving a suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. But when he was on the field, he was a force against the run, as he has been throughout his career. Stewart ranked third among interior linemen in run stop win rate. Stewart can plug the middle and allow a pass-rushing tackle like DeForest Buckner to have better opportunities to get into the backfield. Stewart has been available for the Colts outside of the suspension without a game missed over the previous three seasons.

65. Jacoby Brissett, QB, Washington Commanders

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett
Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) gets ready to throw a pass at MetLife Stadium, Sunday December 24, 2023. (The Record)

Age: 31 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 QB

Key 2023 Stats: 78.3 completion percentage, 3 TDs, 0 INT

Analysis: Jacoby Brissett signed with Washington hoping to compete for the starting job after his impressive half-season as Cleveland’s starter. But he was relegated to the backup role when the coaching staff dug their heels in on Sam Howell. Brissett was immediately better when he got a chance to play at the end of the season. He’s a good enough veteran to make starts and win games, likely as a bridge to a young quarterback.

66. Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney
Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) runs the ball after a catch against Denver Broncos safety Delarrin Turner-Yell (32) during the second half at Soldier Field on Oct. 1, 2023. (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 7 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 31 receptions, 414 yards, 1 TD

Analysis: Darnell Mooney is a smooth mover who peaked with 1,055 receiving yards in 2021. Since then, he has struggled to be a bigger piece of an inconsistent and low-volume passing game. He averaged just 0.89 yards per route run in 2023. A team might hope Mooney’s route-running and deep receiving can be unlocked in a new offense, but that would be a low-cost gamble.

67. Bobby Wagner, LB, Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) jogs on the field before the start of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 10, 2023. (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 33 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 96 solo tackles, 3.5 sacks, 11 TFL, 6 QB hits, Pro Bowl

Analysis: Bobby Wagner’s instincts have kept him valuable as he just finished his age-33 season. He was the only linebacker with more than 100 tackles that produced a positive play for the defense. He doesn’t have the range he once did, but he’s found ways — and the scheme has helped, especially his 2022 season with the Rams — to make the most of his current abilities.

68. Jordyn Brooks, LB, Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks (56) reacts after sacking Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Wolford (13) during the second half at SoFi Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 62 solo tackles, 4.5 sacks, 8 TFL, 5 QB hits, 1 INT, 1 TD

Analysis: Jordyn Brooks started the season on time after tearing his ACL in Week 17 of 2022. The return was impressive, and it took a bit to get back to form. He was able to play downhill with more snaps as a pass rusher, and he was a more effective blitzer than he’s been in the past. He’s been a great coverage linebacker, but his upside is passable while his run defense stays strong. With a full year removed from the injury, Brooks could be more explosive going forward and could be in a Patrick Queen-like role if he stays in Seattle under Mike Macdonald.

69. Devin White, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) celebrates a sack against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Raymond James Stadium on Dec. 24, 2023. (Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 7 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 49 solo tackles, 2.5 sacks, 5 TFL, 9 QB hits, 6 passes defensed

Analysis: At his best, Devin White is an intense downhill linebacker who threw caution to the wind as he charged plays in front of him, which made up for a lack of coverage ability. There was always a big shift in White’s effectiveness and Tampa Bay’s overall performance when Lavonte David was out of the lineup. That crept in when David was on the field but was slightly older. White had a down season as a pass rusher, even though he blitzed more. He’ll still only be 26 at the start of 2024, so a team could have a more defined role for him while pairing him with a plus-coverage teammate to get the most out of his play.

70. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) rolls out against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at Nissan Stadium. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 35 | FA Position Rank: No. 4 QB

Key 2023 Stats: 8 starts, 1,616 passing yards, 4 TDs, 7 INTs

Analysis: At his best, Ryan Tannehill is a plus play-action quarterback who can make the most out of bad situations. The offense line around him in Tennessee continued to get worse — and a sack-prone quarterback took a sack on 30.2 percent of pressures, the third-highest rate in the league. Entering his age-36 season, what he has left to give in a not-ideal situation is unclear.

71. Donovan Smith, OT, Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Donovan Smith (79) on the line of scrimmage against the Philadelphia Eagles during a game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 30 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 OT

Key 2023 Stats: 12 starts

Analysis: Donovan Smith has been serviceable on the right side of Kansas City’s offensive line and has mostly stayed away from the penalties that plagued others on the line. His four holding penalties and one false start aren’t perfect, but they pale in comparison to Jawaan Taylor’s. Smith can also be a solid pass protector early in the down and was 17th among tackles in pass block win rate. He was, however, 51st in pressure rate allowed, which partly came about while having to hold up on extended plays.

72. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) cuts as official falls during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 31 | FA Position Rank: No. 8 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 35 receptions, 565 receiving yards, 3 TDs

Analysis: Odell Beckham Jr.’s $15 million price tag was flashy, and the Ravens probably overpaid. But Beckham was good last season when he was on the field. He was 31st in yards per route run and had 10 receptions of 20 or more yards. There were times when he looked like the player of old making big plays out of slants, but his burst to turn those slants into touchdowns was no longer there. Beckham faded down the stretch, but he can still flash high-level play from all over the field. He could be a better receiver with room to work in the slot; he had 2.62 yards per route run on limited snaps.

73. Ezra Cleveland, OG, Jacksonville Jaguars

Former Minnesota Vikings guard Ezra Cleveland (72) finished the season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 11 starts

Analysis: Ezra Cleveland had some pass protection issues with the Vikings (a four percent pressure rate) and was then traded to the Jaguars, where they didn’t get better (a seven percent pressure rate). However, that’s not the norm for Cleveland, and he’s still a solid run blocker — at worst.

74. Dorance Armstrong, EDGE, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Dorance Armstrong (92) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 12 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 7.5 sacks, 7 TFL, 12 QB hits

Analysis: As the third pass rusher for the Cowboys, Dorance Armstrong hasn’t always gotten an extended run, but he’s been a useful piece of that defense. He has eight sacks on third down over the past two seasons. And he has the versatility to line up inside — 12 percent of his snaps came on the interior last season.

75. Jon Runyan, OG, Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) and guard Jon Runyan (76) react after a touchdown by Love against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 7 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 17 starts

Analysis: Jon Runyan has been a solid presence for the Packers as a three-year starter. He has played both guard spots as a starter and settled in at right guard for 2023. He was 11th at the position in pressure rate allowed and was 17th among interior linemen in pass block win rate. Runyan can lose reps early in run blocking, but those reps don’t cancel out the positives.

76. Myles Bryant, CB, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England Patriots cornerback Myles Bryant
New England Patriots cornerback Myles Bryant (27) celebrates with cornerback Jalen Mills (2) after intercepting a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during an NFL International Series game at Deutsche Bank Park on Nov. 23, 2023, at Frankfurt, Germany. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 8 CB

Key 2023 Stats: 65 solo tackles, 7 TFL, 7 passes defensed, 1 INT

Analysis: Myles Bryant was 13th in yards per coverage snap when he was in the slot. He’s done a little bit of everything in the Patriots' defense. In 2023 alone, he played 64 percent of his snaps in the slot, 20 percent outside and 11 percent at safety. He can be versatile in coverage and aggressive downhill. Bryant had four tackles for loss against the run, which tied for eighth among defensive backs. His seven total tackles for loss tied for fifth.

77. Julian Blackmon, S, Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts safety Julian Blackmon
Indianapolis Colts safety Julian Blackmon (32) reacts after intercepting the ball against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter during an International Series game at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany, on Nov. 12., 2023. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 8 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 4 INTs, 65 solo tackles, 8 passes defensed, 5 TFL

Analysis: Julian Blackmon started his career as a true rangy single-high safety but has moved down to the box over the past two seasons. Putting Blackmon closer to the ball has helped as he was an effective tackler with five tackles for loss and still set a career-high with eight passes defensed. Blackmon tore his Achilles in the middle of 2021, and it looks like he has his quickness back. He still has that single-high safety agility in his bag, making him an asset for any type of defense.

78. Josey Jewell, LB, Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos linebacker Josey Jewell
Denver Broncos linebacker Josey Jewell (47) tackles Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (8) in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 8 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 42 solo tackles, 2 TFL, 3 sacks, 10 pressures

Analysis: An impressive 20.8 percent of Josey Jewell’s run defense snaps resulted in a tackle. He’s not a flashy linebacker, but Jewell will end up around the ball. He doesn’t make a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage, but he can be quick to the ball carrier before a play becomes a positive for the offense. His coverage instincts are primarily fine, and he’s shown the ability to keep targets in front of him without getting burnt by tight ends or running backs.

79. D'Andre Swift, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles running back D'Andre Swift
Philadelphia Eagles running back D'Andre Swift (0) runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of a 2024 NFC Wild Card game at Raymond James Stadium. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 RB

Key 2023 Stats: 229 rushes, 1,049 yards, 39 receptions, 214 yards, 6 total TDs

Analysis: D’Andre Swift was a solid back who ranked seventh in success rate, but much of that was partly due to the blocking of the Philadelphia offense line. There was hope Swift could use those openings for huge gains on the ground, but he didn’t do much more than get what the line allowed him to. Next Gen Stats listed him with negative yards above expectation per rush. The speed is there with Swift, but he’ll more or less be a product of the offense around him.

80. Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Gerald Everett
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Gerald Everett (7) runs with the ball against Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid (20) during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 3 TE

Key 2023 Stats: 51 receptions, 411 yards, 3 TDs

Analysis: Gerald Everett can win in the short area and the red zone, which made him an attractive outlet for Justin Herbert. Everett doesn’t have the explosive route-running ability of some of the top tight ends in the league, but he can find holes in the defense and create plays, though he’s not someone to be relied upon often in the slot or outside.

81. Derek Barnett, Edge, Houston Texans

Houston Texans defensive end Derek Barnett
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Houston Texans defensive end Derek Barnett (95) on a fourth down during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium.

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 13 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 10 solo tackles, 8 TFL, 3 sack, 17 pressures

Analysis: After barely getting on the field over the first half of the season with the Eagles, Derek Barnett had 11 quarterback hits in six regular season games with the Texans. His pressure rates in Houston would have been among the best at the position over an entire season. He also had seven tackles for loss against the run. Barnett never reached his full potential with Philadelphia, but his stretch of production in Houston could give a team hope that a true breakout is coming.

82. Kendrick Bourne, WR, New England Patriots

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne
New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (84) runs the ball for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 9 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 37 receptions, 406 yards, 4 TDs

Analysis: Kendrick Bourne would be higher on this list if not for a midseason torn ACL. Through the ups and downs of New England’s passing offense in the Mac Jones era, Bourne was the closest thing the Patriots had to a No. 1 receiver. He’s been a solid possession receiver throughout his career — one who shows up on third downs and in the red zone. During the 2021 season, Bourne was 13th in yards per route run and led wide receivers in DVOA. He’ll turn 29 in August and would be a plus to any receiving room that knows what it’s doing.

83. Sheldon Rankins, iDL, Houston Texans

Houston Texans defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins
Houston Texans defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (98) scores a touchdown after a recovering a fumble by Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (not pictured) in the second quarter at NRG Stadium. (Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 8 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 21 solo tackles, 6 TFL, 6 sacks, 33 pressures

Analysis: Sheldon Rankins had an impressive 2023, ranked seventh at the position in pass rush win rate with his best pass-rushing season by hits and sacks since 2018. After being a rotational player during his final years in New Orleans and his first year with the Jets, the former first-round pick has risen back to a starter-level player over the past two years. His rejuvenation in Houston is something the 30-year-old could continue to build on as an interior pass rusher.

84. Tyrel Dodson, LB, Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson
Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson (25) comes up to make the tackle on Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (14).

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 9 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 40 solo tackles, 7 TFL, 3 sacks, 11 pressures

Analysis: Tyrel Dodson got the bump when Matt Milano was lost for the season. The former undrafted free agent played well next to Tyrel Bernard, who took over the Milano role. Dodson has been an effective blitzer in his career and kept that up with more volume. He is another player who excels downhill and had eight tackles for loss. He could provide a cheaper, younger option for teams browsing the Queen-White mold.

85. Tyler Huntley, QB, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) passes in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. (Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 5 QB

Key 2023 Stats: 21 completions, 37 attempts, 203 yards, 3 TDs

Analysis: Tyler Huntley is a former Pro Bowler! Jokes aside, Huntley has filled in admirably enough, usually in less-than-ideal circumstances, when Lamar Jackson hasn’t been on the field. Huntley has the arm and mobility to make plays and could serve as a short-term starter. He’s still just 26 years old.

86. Oren Burks, LB, San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Oren Burks
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Oren Burks (48) jogs off of the field with the game ball after an interception against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28 | FA Position Rank: No. 10 LB

Key 2023 Stats: 25 solo tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 6 pressures

Analysis: Oren Burks has started eight games over the past two years for San Francisco after seven starts in four years in Green Bay. Despite a slender frame, Burks is explosive, allowing splash plays on the field. He can flow to the ball in run defense and was a plus in limited coverage snaps for the 49ers this season. He’s best as a third linebacker, but his athleticism and special teams ability make him a good buy-low for a team in that market.

87. Leonard Floyd, EDGE, Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd
Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd (56) chases down New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) in the backfield.

Age: 31 | FA Position Rank: No. 14 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 15 solo tackles, 2 TFL, 12 sacks, 44 pressures

Analysis: Leonard Floyd has had from 9.0 to 10.5 sacks over the past four seasons. From 2020-22, he benefited from being the outside pass rusher alongside Aaron Donald, who took the focus inside. But Floyd continued his production on a one-year deal with the Bills. He was able to convert an average pressure rate to 10.5 sacks, but his production tailed off through the season. Floyd had 11 quarterback hits and 6.5 sacks in the first six weeks and just two games with multiple hits after. He’ll be 32 years old at the start of the 2024 season.

88. Teair Tart, iDL, Houston Texans

Houston Texans defensive lineman Teair Tart
Houston Texans defensive lineman Teair Tart (97) in action during the game against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 9 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 15 solo tackles, 8 TFL, 1 sack, 10 pressures

Analysis: The Titans released Teair Tart midseason despite playing pretty well inside as a run defender. Tart’s seven tackles for loss against the run ranked tied for sixth among all defensive linemen and that was only from the 11 games he played with Tennessee. He’s not an explosive pass rusher, but Tart can take on double teams, blow through guards and read runs to blow up rushing plays as the nose or a three-technique.

89. Micah Hyde, S, Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde
New England Patriots running back Kevin Harris (36) runs with the ball against Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde (23) during the first half at Highmark Stadium. (Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 33 | FA Position Rank: No. 9 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 28 solo tackles, 1 TFL, 2 INTs

Analysis: Micah Hyde missed most of 2022 with a neck injury and missed some time as the neck acted up occasionally in 2023. His role shifted upon his return for 2023. He was good in his normal safety duties while needing to fill in some holes around other injuries; Hyde played more in the slot than in previous seasons with the Bills. That didn’t quite suit Hyde, especially as a 33-year-old, but he won’t be expected to play the slot again, even if he re-signs with the Bills. It doesn’t appear like a return is in the cards, though, and retirement could be on the table.

90. Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Commanders

Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (4) catches a pass in front of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (2) during the second half at AT&T Stadium. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 10 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 62 receptions, 613 yards, 4 TDs

Analysis: Curtis Samuel has settled in as a low-aDOT slot option who can be used as a traditional receiver or on gadget plays. Although he’s a seven-year veteran, Samuel won’t turn 28 years old until August. He has never eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards but has been a productive piece of successful passing offenses. He can be used as a runner from the backfield and could be a Mecole Hardman–type who is better at actual receiver things.

91. John Simpson, OG, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Simpson
Baltimore Ravens guard John Simpson (76) reacts after running back Gus Edwards (35) touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 8 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 17 starts

Analysis: John Simpson signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Ravens, which was a great value after Ben Powers left in free agency. Simpson struggled some with pass blocking — he was fourth among guards in blown block rate — but was a good run blocker. Overall, he’s been effective in his two years as a starter. And at just 27 years old, he can be an affordable plug-and-play option for any offense, especially one that wants to be a force on the ground.

92. Jermaine Eluemunor, OT, Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders tackle Jermaine Eluemunor
Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson (90) pass rushes against Las Vegas Raiders guard Jermaine Eluemunor (72) in the fourth quarter at Highmark Stadium. (Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 OT

Key 2023 Stats: 14 starts

Analysis: Jermaine Eluemunor has bounced around teams and positions during his seven-year career. He’s been a swing lineman at right guard and both tackle spots. During his first year with the Raiders in 2021, he made three starts at guard but was the starter at right tackle for the past two seasons. He was 28th in pressure rate allowed among tackles, which is passable, but he was a strong run blocker with a 0.9 percent blown block rate, fifth among tackles. He can be at his best on early-down play-action.

93. Jeremy Chinn, S, Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn
Carolina Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn (21) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 25 | FA Position Rank: No. 10 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 14 solo tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack

Analysis: Jeremy Chinn had a rough 2023 and missed a chunk of the season because of a quad injury. When he returned, he wasn’t fully in the defensive rotation nor his usual self while on the field. He’s missed time in the past two seasons, which has worn off some of the shine from his first two seasons. The best version of Chinn can bounce around the box, the slot, and near the line of scrimmage. That player would be much higher on this list, but he hasn’t been that since 2021.

94. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) is slowed down by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Levi Wallace (29) during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium. (Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 11 WR

Key 2023 Stats: 67 receptions, 667 yards, 2 TDs

Analysis: Few players have thrived in the slot more than Tyler Boyd during his tenure with the Bengals. With Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins out wide, Boyd has had plenty of space in the middle of the field because, despite his bigger frame (6-foot-2), he’s shifty and can get open. His production has dropped in the past three seasons — just 1.16 yards per route run this year — and he’ll turn 30 in November.

95. Gardner Minshew, QB, Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew II (10) throws the ball on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, during a game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Age: 27 | FA Position Rank: No. 6 QB

Key 2023 Stats: 305 completions, 490 attempts, 3,305 yards, 15 TDs, 9 INTs, 84.6 rating

Analysis: Filling in for Anthony Richardson, Gardner Minshew helped the Colts get to the brink of the playoffs by running an offense based on getting the ball out quickly and peppering the short area. That’s where Minshew has been at his best in his career. He can be a plus backup or good spot-starter — if an offense can live with him occasionally, making some wild decisions and attempting things out of structure that exceed his capabilities.

96. DeShon Elliott, S, Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers (4) runs after the catch as Miami Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott (21) least to tackle during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium.Baltimore Ravens defeated Miami Dolphins 56-19. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 11 Safety

Key 2023 Stats: 47 solo tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT

Analysis: DeShon Elliott was a free agent the past two offseasons and signed back-to-back one-year deals. He was more of a box safety with the Lions in 2022 but played as a split safety in the Vic Fangio defense with the Dolphins. He was impressive there with a career-high seven passes defensed. His ability to play multiple roles in different defenses should be a plus for his market, which should be more than the one-year deals he’s settled on for the past two years.

97. Damien Lewis, OG, Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks guard Damien Lewis
Seattle Seahawks guard Damien Lewis (68) blocks San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Kalia Davis (93) during the third quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26 | FA Position Rank: No. 9 OG

Key 2023 Stats: 16 starts

Analysis: Damien Lewis had a slight drop-off in pass protection from his peak 2022 season, but even that was a significant improvement in his first two years in the league. He’s held up as an average run blocker throughout his career, but he improved in terms of winning early and limited his losses that turned into run stuffs (one in 2023).

98. Tyquan Lewis, EDGE, Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts defensive end Tyquan Lewis
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Tyquan Lewis (94) moves down field Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Age: 29 | FA Position Rank: No. 15 EDGE

Key 2023 Stats: 12 solo tackles, 8 TFL, 5 sacks, 37 pressures

Analysis: Tyquan Lewis only saw 251 pass rush snaps, but he was eighth in pressure rate among players who reached that threshold. There was production, despite just four sacks. Lewis can be a good rotational rusher, which is a plus against the run; he had six run tackles for loss in 2023.

99. Mekhi Beckton, OT, New York Jets

New York Jets tackle Mekhi Beckton
New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (77) enter the field before the game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 24 | FA Position Rank: No. 7 OT

Key 2023 Stats: 16 starts

Analysis: Consistency just hasn’t been there for Mekhi Becton, who can still impress with his size when he’s on the field. He at least got playing time in 2023, but Becton had a poor 6.9 percent blown block rate against the pass, with six holding penalties and eight false starts. A change of scenery could help the former 11th-overall pick, but a top offensive line coach might be required to get that production out of Becton.

100. Fletcher Cox, iDL, Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox
Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (91) reacts after a stop against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 33 | FA Position Rank: No. 10 iDL

Key 2023 Stats: 12 solo tackles, 1 TFL, 7 sacks, 38 pressures

Analysis: Fletcher Cox had an impressive 17 quarterback hits as a 33-year-old on a defensive line that was not able to create as much pressure as it did in 2022. We also could have expected more than five sacks with those quarterback hits based on Cox’s career conversion rate. While he’s no longer the premiere interior pass rusher that he was in his prime, Cox can still be a force inside and a creator to help those around him.


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