PFT's cash-based free agency rankings: defense

[Editor’s note:  We rank the free agents, restricted and
unrestricted, based on projected guaranteed money on a long-term deal. 
More dart board than Ouija, it represents our best estimate of how it
all could/should go down.  All numbers are in millions.]

Defensive line

1. Julius Peppers, Carolina, $25.0.

2. Richard Seymour, Oakland, $22.0.

3. Vince Wilfork, New England, $20.0.

4. Aubrayo Franklin, San Francisco, $15.0.

5. Tony Brown, Tennessee, $13.0.

6. Kyle Vanden Bosch,Tennessee, $12.0.

7. Ryan Pickett, Green Bay, $10.0.

8. Ray Edwards, Minnesota, $9.0.

9. Jarvis Green, New England, $8.0.

10 Fred Evans, Minnesota, $7.0.

Linebacker

1. Karlos Dansby, Arizona, $20.0.

2. DeMeco Ryans, Houston, $15.0.

3. Elvis Dumervil, Denver, $15.0.

4. Shawne Merriman, San Diego, $12.0.

5. Gary Brackett, Indianapolis, $11.0.

6. Barrett Ruud, Tampa Bay, $10.0.

7. Aaron Kampman, Green Bay, $9.0.

8. Derrick Johnson, Kansas City, $8.0.

9. Keith Bulluck, Tennessee, $7.0.

10 Tully Banta-Cain, New England, $6.0.

Cornerbacks

1. Leigh Bodden, New England, $10.0.

2. Dunta Robinson, Houston, $9.0.

3. Nick Harper, Tennessee, $8.0.

4. Matt Ware, Arizona, $7.5.

5. William Gay, Pittsburgh, $6.0.

6. Deshea Townsend, Pittsburgh, $5.5.

7. Jonathan Wade, St.Louis, $5.0.

8. Marlin Jackson, Indianapolis, $4.5.

9. T.J. Rushing, Indianapolis, $4.0.

10. Richard Marshall, Carolina, $3.0.

Safeties

1. Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh, $10.0.

2. Nick Collins, Green Bay, $9.0.

3. O.J. Atogwe, St. Louis, $8.0.

4. Darren Sharper, New Orleans, $8.0.

5. Roman Harper, New Orleans, $7.5

6. Antoine Bethea, Indianapolis, $7.0.

7. C.C. Brown, N.Y. Giants, $6.0.

8. Dawan Landry, Baltimore, $5.0.

9. Sean Jones, Philadelphia, $4.0.

10. Bernard Pollard, Houston, $3.9.