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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.

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11 Responses to “PFT ranks the top 100 free agents of 2014”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 5, 2014 4:53 PM

    That was quick!

  2. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Mar 5, 2014 4:54 PM

    So many viking players want out. Imagine that.

  3. calhounlambeau says: Mar 5, 2014 4:54 PM

    In three years just like with every FA class we’ll look back and laugh at all the money these teams wasted.

  4. tjacks7 says: Mar 5, 2014 4:57 PM

    I think Everson Griffin could be a monster. I hope he stays in Minnesota.

  5. calhounlambeau says: Mar 5, 2014 4:58 PM

    TJ Ward might be the best player on this list but he is where he is because he’s a strong safety. Looking over the list I can see scheme fit, injury history, and position value figure in heavily.

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 5, 2014 5:23 PM

    ^
    TJ Ward is lower on the list than he should be though, to have Eric Decker at 8 with Ward at 20 just doesn’t sit right with me.

  7. alaskanbrownsfan says: Mar 5, 2014 5:37 PM

    Did anyone watch Talib get absolutely destroyed by Josh Gordon? He gave up 200 yards, there is no excuse for that. Him bring so high is hilarious.

  8. suckleague says: Mar 5, 2014 6:35 PM

    Josh Freeman? You think a 3rd team will fix it?

  9. bengalsfan20 says: Mar 5, 2014 7:57 PM

    Already a given Bengals won’t resign Michael Johnson, he’ll get paid very well. Not that it’s a worry, I’d rather the Bengals put that money in AJ Green next year.

  10. 315judman says: Mar 5, 2014 9:26 PM

    Byrd should be higher than 12. He will be sought after big time.

  11. heyguru1969 says: Mar 6, 2014 5:56 AM

    Surprised Edelman wasn’t higher on the list. He’s absolutely more of a game-changer than Golden Tate if not others higher on there.

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