PFT ranks the top 100 free agents of 2014

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With the new league year beginning in just six days, PFT has posted its ranking of the top 100 free agents in the Class of 2014.

The following factors, among other criteria, were considered in compiling the ratings: Position value, age (as of Sept. 1, 2014), expected 2014 performance, 2013 performance, career production, injury/availability history and scarcity of talent expected at the position in free agency. Feedback from the PFT staff and NFL evaluators was also weighed in the rankings.

The rankings consider prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents as well as recently released free agents. We have included unsigned franchise and transition free agents, including Saints tight end Jimmy Graham. Though teams were selective with their usage of the tags this offseason, they generally did well to designate some of the very best prospective free agents leaguewide, with Graham, Carolina’s Greg Hardy (signed) and Washington’s Brian Orakpo three obvious examples.

So go ahead, click on the link to the rankings and give us your thoughts in the comments.

Can you believe it? Free agency — the unofficial start of spring — is almost upon us.