PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

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The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2018 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported.

1. Saints quarterback Drew Brees (re-signed with Saints March 13).

2. Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins (agreed to terms with the Vikings on March 13).

3. Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (received franchise tag March 6).

4. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (received franchise tag March 5).

5. Panthers offensive guard Andrew Norwell (agreed to terms with Jaguars March 13).

6. Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (agreed to terms with Broncos March 12).

7. Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (agreed to terms with Bears March 13).

8. Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (received franchise tag February 27).

9. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (agreed to terms with Rams on March 26).

10. Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson (agreed to terms with the Jets on March 13).

11. Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner (received franchise tag March 6).

12. Patriots offensive tackle Nate Solder (agreed to terms with the Giants on March 14).

13. Seahawks defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (agreed to terms with the Vikings on March 15).

14. Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (received franchise tag February 20).

15. Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (re-signed with the Bears on March 16).

16. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (signed with the 49ers on March 10).

17. Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler (agreed to terms with Titans on March 13).

18. Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron (agreed to terms with the Bills on March 14).

19. Rams receiver Sammy Watkins (agreed to terms with Chiefs March 13).

20. Falcons defensive tackle Dontari Poe (agreed to terms with the Panthers on March 15).

21. Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh (agreed to terms with the Cardinals on March 16).

22. Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham (agreed to terms with Packers on March 13).

23. Jaguars cornerback Aaron Colvin (agreed to terms with Texans on March 13).

24. Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines (agreed to terms with the Browns on March 23).

25. Packers receiver Jordy Nelson (agreed to terms with Raiders on March 15).

26. Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu (signed with the Texans on March 16).

27. Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro.

28. Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (agreed to terms with Bills on March 13).

29. Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (agreed to terms with the Patriots on March 16).

30. Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee (re-signed March 13).

31. Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland (agreed to terms with Panthers on March 13, but failed physical March 16.).

32. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (agreed to terms with Jets on March 13).

33. Patriots running back Dion Lewis (agreed to terms with Titans on March 13).

34. Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (agreed to terms with Packers on March 13).

35. Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson (re-signed with the Saints on March 14).

36. Packers safety Morgan Burnett (agreed to terms with the Steelers on March 20).

37. Bears guard Josh Sitton (agreed to terms with the Dolphins on March 15).

38. Giants center Weston Richburg (agreed to terms with 49ers March 13).

39. Dolphins center Mike Pouncey (signed with Chargers March 19).

40. Raiders inside linebacker Navorro Bowman.

41. Chiefs defensive tackle Bennie Logan (agreed to terms with the Titans April 8).

42. Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (agreed to terms with Cardinals March 13).

43. Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers (re-signed with Panthers on March 14).

44. Chargers safety Tre Boston.

45. Seahawks receiver Paul Richardson (agreed to terms with Washington on March 13).

46. Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara (agreed to re-sign on March 13).

47. Colts guard Jack Mewhort (re-signed with Colts on March 21).

48. Ravens center Ryan Jensen (agreed to terms with the Bucs on March 16).

49. Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (re-signed March 13).

50. Eagles tight end Trey Burton (agreed to terms with Bears March 13).

5`. Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (agreed to terms with Eagles March 13).

52. Titans linebacker Avery Williamson (agreed to terms with the Jets on March 13).

53. Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee (agreed to terms with Washington on March 26).

54. Titans guard Josh Kline (agreed to re-sign with Titans on March 13).

55. Lions tight end Eric Ebron (signed with Colts March 19).

56. 49ers safety Eric Reid.

57. Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (re-signed with the Bengals on March 15).

58. Titans defensive lineman DaQuan Jones (re-signed with the Titans on March 14).

59. Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving (received second-round tender from Cowboys on March 14).

60. Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (agreed to terms with Jaguars on March 15).

61. Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (agreed to terms with 49ers on March 14).

62. 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (agreed to terms with Browns on March 14).

63. Colts cornerback Rashaan Melvin (agreed to terms with the Raiders on March 16).

64. Jets quarterback Josh McCown (re-signed with Jets on March 13).

65. Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham (re-signed with the Eagles on March 14).

66. Washington linebacker Zach Brown (re-signed with Washington on March 15).

67. Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (re-signed with Jets on March 15).

68. Cardinals receiver Jaron Brown (agreed to terms with the Seahawks on March 16).

69. Browns running back Isaiah Crowell (agreed to terms with the Jets on March 13).

70. Jets linebacker Demario Davis (agreed to terms with the Saints on March 14).

71. Raiders cornerback T.J. Carrie (agreed to terms with the Browns on March 14).

72. Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson (agreed to terms with the Dolphins March 13).

73. Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. (re-signs with Rams on March 13).

74. Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens (agreed to terms with Chiefs on March 13).

75. Bills receiver Jordan Matthews (agreed to terms with the Patriots April 4).

76. Washington receiver Terrelle Pryor (agreed to terms with Jets on March 22).

77. Bucs defensive tackle Chris Baker (signed with the Bengals).

78. Washington linebacker Junior Galette.

79. Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (re-signed with Texans March 15).

80. Ravens receiver Mike Wallace (agreed to terms with the Eagles on March 22).

81. Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes (signed with the Bucs on March 12).

82. Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson (re-signed with Lions on March 13).

83. Bucs tight end Cameron Brate (signed with the Bucs on March 12).

84. Dolphinsjor defensive end William Hayes (re-signed with the Dolphins on March 14).

85. Steelers offensive tackle Chris Hubbard (agrees to terms with the Browns on March 13).

86. Bears receiver Kendall Wright (signed with the Vikings on March 30).

87. Rams outside linebacker Connor Barwin.

88. Washington outside linebacker Trent Murphy (agreed to terms with the Bills March 14).

89. Colts receiver Donte Moncrief (agreed to terms with the Jaguars on March 13).

90. Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead (signs with the Raiders on March 15).

91. Saints guard Senio Kelemete (agreed to terms with the Texans on March 14).

92. Broncos inside linebacker Todd Davis (re-signed with Broncos on March 14).

93. Falcons defensive lineman Derrick Shelby (re-signed March 22).

94. Rams center John Sullivan (re-signed with the Rams on March 16).

95. 49ers guard Brandon Fusco (agreed to terms with the Falcons on March 14).

96. Bills linebacker Preston Brown (signed with the Bengals on March 16).

97. Broncos center Matt Paradis (received second-round tender on March 12).

98. Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (re-signed with Patriots on March 14).

99. Cardinals safety Tyvon Branch.

100. Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (signed with the Falcons March 24).

54 responses to “PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

  1. (Rams fan speaking about the Ram free agents) – Let’s get the easy ones out of the way first. Rams should definitely sign John Sullivan(C) and Nickell Robey-Coleman(CB). Won’t take much money and they both played very well. Connor Barwin (OL) played well enough, and if the price is right, go for it, otherwise not. Equally easy on the other side of the equation: let Trumaine Johnson(CB) walk because Marcus Peters will do just fine. The big issue comes down to Sammy Watkins(WR). I think 2017 was an aberration and the most perplexing thing to me about the Rams’ 2017 season was that Goff and Watkins were so completely disconnected. It was baffling. On tape, Watkins was open a fair share of the time, but very few targets. Not necessarily blaming Goff but something was completely awry. Anyway, sign Watkins, even for one year as a prove-it, and fix the Goff-Watkins problem. If McVay can do that, Watkins could have huge numbers in 2018.

  2. shhhhh seno kelemete is a whodat secret. have him on your team and you will have an elite oline no matter whos injured. cant let the word get out that you only have to pay him league minimum

  3. Interesting to see if Redskins QB Kirk Cousins ends up signing with the Redskins again, or if the Redskins trade for Alex Smith actually goes through. If it does, the Redskins might draft a QB too, so there could be two new Redskins QBs next year.

  4. 30. Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (released).


    Really? at number 30??? He really worth between 97-100.. A lot of players after Wilkerson, would work harder and perform better than Wilkazy.

  5. Half of these guys should get locked up by their current teams. The few that remain will sign overpriced contracts with a new team. I miss the old days of the NFL when teams kept most of their players and went years with a roster that only changed when a rookie won the job in training camp. Rosters flip way too much now.

  6. Wow. I remember when most of these guys were first or second round picks drafted by different teams. Father Time is undefeated.

  7. Jerry get on the phone right now and offer Brees whatever he wants. Sure he’s getting up there but he may win you two before he’s done. You just said pick 6 Prescott was goin to get an extradinary contract so give that money to Brees because you’ll never win with Prescott

  8. jryanwood says:

    March 6, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Robinson over Landry?


    Well yeah because technically Landry is not a free agent

  9. bleedingfacemask says:
    March 6, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    Kurt Cousins is way too high…


    And I was thinking Drew Brees was way too low, given that he first on the list of a bunch of guys. There should be two lists: First Ballot Hall of Famer who will break the all time NFL passing record in 2018 and then another list for the other 99 players…..

  10. As a die hard Eagles fan i t hink Burton has the potential to be a legitimate #1 TE and Robinson had a great year, but Nigel Bradham is in his prime, had a monster year is a better player and definitely should be above both those guys .

  11. I don’t understand the dislike for Cousins… He’s been solid as a QB. He’s not elite but he definitely can get the job done and make a team a playoff-bound one.

  12. Tyrell Williams at 95? This guy is a stud. He’s young hard worker and he catches everything. Also the next guy is interesting he’s so low, but I get it. On every other team other than Seahawks this guy stinks. But when he’s playing under Pete the guy can cover anyone under his scheme.

  13. Because they can be signed by opposing teams.

    Irish Hoodlum says:

    March 6, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Why are franchise tagged players even making the list? They should be removed because technically they are tagged before free agency even begins.

  14. bleedingfacemask says:
    March 6, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Kurt Cousins is way too high…
    That’s odd, I don’t even see a Kurt Cousins on this list nor do I recall him being a decent player…

  15. Anyway, sign Watkins, even for one year as a prove-it, and fix the Goff-Watkins problem. If McVay can do that, Watkins could have huge numbers in 2018.


    Ya, because the #1 wide receiver in a year with little to no good FA wide receivers and a bad wide receiver draft class should sign a one year prove it deal…..

  16. Landry is ranked too high. 8.8 YPC is cheap RB territory- and he wants $15M per year!! ROFL.

  17. Case Keenum a bigger free agent than Allen Robinson?


    Keenum… the guy the team he played for isn’t even trying to sign?


  18. Its sad JJoe is ranked so low amd he was by far our best DB last year. Kind of lets you know how bad the Texans defensive backfield was last year. Also… Kinda wanted to see Giacomini’s name on here as a joke. That guys sucks and if there were 500 FAs he would still rank outside the top 750.

  19. Brees a free agent?

    Saints fans keep telling us it’s a done deal.
    It’s a done deal… but you cant blame Brees for waiting till the 11th hour to sign since its going to be for considerably less money than he’d get on the open market just like last years 1 year deal.

  20. I REALLY want the Eagles to resign Bradham. When your stud MIKE goes down for the season, and Bradham steps in and takes over coverage assignments, that’s valuable. Besides…as good as Hicks is, he hasn’t played a full season yet.

  21. Did anyone else notice there is something missing from this list.
    NOT ONE GREEN BAY PACKER! I think that sums up just how bad the organization has been over the past few years in drafting and developing players.

  22. Would love to see the same team sign NDK Suh & Tyrann Mathieu. Idk why just be cool to see the top 2 defensive players left, who are close to elite players, pair up somewhere. Cap-wise it would have to be NYJ? Which I guess would suck because I’m a Bills Guy.

    So how ‘bout it Buffalo? Dump a few contracts & go grab the Badger & Suh!!!

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