There have been loads of fireworks through the NFL’s first two full days of free company. After a gradual begin, a slew of marquee free brokers — most notably Curtis Samuel, Haason Reddick and Patrick Peterson — got here off the board on Wednesday, with a number of different notable names like Kenyan Drake and Will Fuller discovering properties Thursday. We additionally had a number of surprises that included Kyle Van Noy’s return to New England and Kyle Lengthy ending his one-year retirement to affix the Chiefs.
Whereas the market is thinning, there are nonetheless some large title gamers ready to come back to phrases on new offers. Listed here are the highest 10 free brokers which can be nonetheless obtainable based on Pete Prisco’s Prime 100 checklist. Do not be stunned if many — if not all — of those gamers are off the market someday through the subsequent 24-48 hours of free company. We have additionally included experiences on the place these gamers could also be heading someday within the very close to future.
After a breakout 2019 (he led the NFL in landing receptions that season), accidents hampered Golladay all through the 2020 season. Throughout his 4 seasons in Detroit, the 27-year-old Golladay caught 183 passes for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns. Do not anticipate Gollday to be on the checklist for much longer, because the Giants, Bears and Bengals (amongst different groups) are in pursuit of him.
Whereas he didn’t file a single interception final season (a yr after main the league with six picks), Harris tallied a career-high 104 tackles. The Browns, a workforce that presently has questions at security, needs to be thought of a candidate to land the seven-year veteran, even after signing John Johnson III from the Rams.
Ingram is out to show that he’s nonetheless an elite participant after accidents considerably impacted his 2020 season. After a gradual begin, Ingram tallied 43 sacks between 2015-19. The Ravens are “preserving tabs” on Ingram’s market, based on CBS Sports activities NFL insider Jason La Canfora.
The twenty eighth participant general and third greatest obtainable receiver on Prisco’s checklist, Smith-Schuster is an entire WR who continues to be simply 24 years previous. Whereas his 2020 numbers left one thing to be desired, Smith-Schuster put up large numbers because the Steelers‘ No. 2 receiver throughout his first two seasons. The Raiders have reportedly been all in favour of signing the 2018 Professional Bowler, although the Jets have additionally been linked to the wideout.
The previous Military Ranger has put collectively a formidable run because the Steelers’ beginning left deal with. The truth is, Villanueva’s 90-game common season beginning streak is the longest of any present Pittsburgh participant. The Steelers have reportedly had conversations about signing the two-time Professional Bowler.
Considered one of final yr’s high free brokers, Clowney didn’t be part of a brand new workforce till he inked a one-year, $12 million take care of the Titans on September 8. A knee harm restricted Clowney to simply eight video games final yr, as he didn’t file a sack for the primary time since his rookie season. The Ravens, who just lately misplaced defensive finish Yannick Ngakoue to the Raiders, have been named a potential touchdown spot for Clowney.
7. Xavier Rhodes
A 3-time Professional Bowler with the Vikings, Rhodes intercepted two passes and broke up 12 extra throughout his lone season in Indianapolis. Payments security Jordan Poyer just lately mentioned that he’s attempting to recruit Rhodes and defensive finish Carlos Dunlap to Buffalo.
8. Eric Wilson
A former undrafted rookie, Wilson grew to become a full-time starter through the 2020 season. Final season, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker racked up 122 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Wilson has just lately been linked to the Broncos, who wish to improve their linebacker corps for the 2021 season.
9. Sammy Watkins
The previous No. 4 general choose was a key function participant through the Chiefs’ current run of success. In 86 video games, the 27-year-old extensive out has caught 321 passes for 4,665 yards and 33 touchdowns whereas averaging 14.5 yards per catch. The Dolphins, Bears and Ravens are among the many groups which can be in want of a veteran receiver.
10. Kevin King
A second-round choose within the 2017 draft, King began in 36 of his 41 common season video games with the Packers. King’s greatest season occurred in 2019, when he picked off 5 passes whereas serving to Inexperienced Bay advance to the NFC title recreation. Whereas they did enable him to check the market, do not be stunned if the Packers determine to deliver again King for the ’21 season. The Saints, Cowboys and Bears are additionally in want of some reinforcements at cornerback.