Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) scores a rushing touchdown during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Analysis

February 12, 2024

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2024 NFL Free Agency Rankings: Top Players At Every Position

Starting March 13, the NFL opens its doors to free agency. However, the groundwork for player signings can commence as early as March 11, allowing teams to engage in contract talks with unrestricted free agents. Despite negotiations, signings remain pending until the official start of the league year at 4 p.m. ET on the 13th.

Here is a breakdown of the top free agents categorized by position.

Ranking Top 2024 Free Agents At Every Position

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) gets a pass away while under pressure from Green Bay Packers linebacker Kenny Clark (97) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


  1. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
  2. Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Jacoby Brissett, Washington Commanders
  4. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
  5. Tyler Huntley, Baltimore Ravens
  6. Gardner Minshew, Indianapolis Colts
  7. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
  8. Tyrod Taylor, New York Giants
  9. Joe Flacco, Cleveland Browns
  10. Joshua Dobbs, Minnesota Vikings
  11. Drew Lock, Seattle Seahawks
  12. Sam Darnold, San Francisco 49ers
  13. Marcus Mariota, Philadelphia Eagles

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) heads to the goal line in the second quarter past Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nolan Smith (3).

Running Backs

  1. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
  2. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders
  3. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
  4. Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys
  5. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
  6. D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
  7. J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens
  8. Zack Moss, Indianapolis Colts
  9. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
  10. Devin Singletary, Houston Texans
  11. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
  12. A.J. Dillon, Green Bay Packers
  13. Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons
  14. Ezekiel Elliott, New England Patriots

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) gets his hand on a deep pass in the third quarter during a Week 17 NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Wide Receivers

  1. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
  2. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts
  4. Calvin Ridley, Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. Marquise Brown, Arizona Cardinals
  6. Gabe Davis, Buffalo Bills
  7. Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears
  8. Odell Beckham Jr., Baltimore Ravens
  9. Kendrick Bourne, New England Patriots
  10. Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders
  11. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
  12. Josh Reynolds, Detroit Lions
  13. K.J. Osborn, Minnesota Vikings
  14. Noah Brown, Houston Texans
  15. DJ Chark, Carolina Panthers

Houston Texans tight end Dalton Schultz (86) scores a touchdown during the second quarter in a 2024 AFC wild card game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tight Ends

  1. Dalton Schultz, Houston Texans
  2. Noah Fant, Seattle Seahawks
  3. Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers
  4. Hunter Henry, New England Patriots
  5. Adam Trautman, Denver Broncos
  6. Austin Hooper, Las Vegas Raiders
  7. Blake Bell, Kansas City Chiefs
  8. Harrison Bryant, Cleveland Browns
  9. Robert Tonyan, Chicago Bears
  10. Irv Smith Jr., Cincinnati Bengals
  11. Mike Gesicki, New England Patriots

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77) in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Tackles

  1. Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys
  2. Mike Onwenu, New England Patriots
  3. Trent Brown, New England Patriots
  4. Jonah Williams, Cincinnati Bengals
  5. Donovan Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
  6. Jermaine Eluemunor, Las Vegas Raiders
  7. Mekhi Becton, New York Jets
  8. Josh Jones, Houston Texans
  9. George Fant, Houston Texans
  10. Cam Fleming, Denver Broncos

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

Offensive Guards

  1. Kevin Dotson, Los Angeles Rams
  2. Kevin Zeitler, Baltimore Ravens
  3. Robert Hunt, Miami Dolphins
  4. Jonah Jackson, Detroit Lions
  5. Dalton Risner, Minnesota Vikings
  6. Ezra Cleveland, Jacksonville Jaguars
  7. Jon Runyan Jr., Green Bay Packers
  8. John Simpson, Baltimore Ravens
  9. Damien Lewis, Seattle Seahawks
  10. Greg Van Roten, Las Vegas Raiders

Miami Dolphins guard Connor Williams (58) snaps the ball in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports


  1. Connor Williams, Miami Dolphins
  2. Andre James, Las Vegas Raiders
  3. Tyler Biadasz, Dallas Cowboys
  4. Lloyd Cushenberry, Denver Broncos
  5. Aaron Brewer, Tennessee Titans
  6. Coleman Shelton, Los Angeles Rams
  7. Evan Brown, Seattle Seahawks
  8. Lucas Patrick, Chicago Bears

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) celebrates a sack against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter at EverBank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Edge Rushers

  1. Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers
  3. Bryce Huff, New York Jets
  4. Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings
  5. Jonathan Greenard, Houston Texans
  6. Chase Young, San Francisco 49ers
  7. Jadeveon Clowney, Baltimore Ravens
  8. Za'Darius Smith, Cleveland Browns
  9. Andrew Van Ginkel, Miami Dolphins
  10. Josh Uche, New England Patriots
  11. Denico Autry, Tennessee Titans
  12. Dorance Armstrong Jr., Dallas Cowboys
  13. Derek Barnett, Houston Texans
  14. Leonard Floyd, Buffalo Bills
  15. Tyquan Lewis, Indianapolis Colts
  16. Carl Lawson, New York Jets
  17. Darrell Taylor, Seattle Seahawks
  18. Kyle Van Noy, Baltimore Ravens
  19. D.J. Wonnum, Minnesota Vikings
  20. Mike Danna, Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell (4) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Linemen

  1. Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Christian Wilkins, Miami Dolphins
  3. Justin Madubuike, Baltimore Ravens
  4. D.J. Reader, Cincinnati Bengals
  5. Leonard Williams, Seattle Seahawks
  6. Calais Campbell, Atlanta Falcons
  7. Grover Stewart, Indianapolis Colts
  8. Sheldon Rankins, Houston Texans
  9. Teair Tart, Houston Texans
  10. Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
  11. DaQuan Jones, Buffalo Bills
  12. Quinton Jefferson, New York Jets
  13. Maurice Hurst, Cleveland Browns
  14. Javon Kinlaw, San Francisco 49ers

Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (3) is tackled by Carolina Panthers linebacker Frankie Luvu (49) during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports


  1. Frankie Luvu, Carolina Panthers
  2. Azeez Al-Shaair, Tennessee Titans
  3. Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  4. Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens
  5. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
  6. Jordyn Brooks, Seattle Seahawks
  7. Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  8. Josey Jewell, Denver Broncos
  9. Tyrel Dodson, Buffalo Bills
  10. Oren Burks, San Francisco 49ers
  11. Blake Cashman, Houston Texans
  12. Drue Tranquill, Kansas City Chiefs
  13. Willie Gay, Kansas City Chiefs
  14. Jordan Hicks, Minnesota Vikings

Chicago Bears defensive back Jaylon Johnson (33) tackles Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports


  1. Jaylon Johnson, Chicago Bears
  2. L'Jarius Sneed, Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Kenny Moore, Indianapolis Colts
  4. Chidobe Awuzie, Cincinnati Bengals
  5. Kendall Fuller, Washington Commanders
  6. Steven Nelson, Houston Texans
  7. Stephon Gilmore, Dallas Cowboys
  8. Myles Bryant, New England Patriots
  9. Ahkello Witherspoon, Los Angeles Rams
  10. Kristian Fulton, Tennessee Titans
  11. Levi Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Keisean Nixon, Green Bay Packers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety Antoine Winfield Jr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) knocks the ball out of the hand of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) leading to a safety during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


  1. Antoine Winfield Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. Kyle Dugger, New England Patriots
  3. Xavier McKinney, New York Giants
  4. Kamren Curl, Washington Commanders
  5. Geno Stone, Baltimore Ravens
  6. Jordan Fuller, Los Angeles Rams
  7. Chauncy Gardner-Johnson, Detroit Lions
  8. Julian Blackmon, Indianapolis Colts
  9. Micah Hyde, Buffalo Bills
  10. Jeremy Chinn, Carolina Panthers
  11. Deshon Elliott, Miami Dolphins
  12. Ryan Neal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  13. Jordan Whitehead, New York Jets
  14. Tashaun Gipson, San Francisco 49ers
  15. Alohi Gilman, Los Angeles Chargers
  16. Taylor Rapp, Buffalo Bills