PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

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The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2019 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. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. (The Cowboys used the franchise tag on Lawrence.)

2. Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. (The Texans used the franchise tag on Clowney.)

3. Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers. (The Lions agreed to terms with Flowers on a five-year deal on March 11.)

4. Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. (The Falcons used the franchise tag on Jarrett.)

5. Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark. (The Seahawks used the franchise tag on Clark)

6. Chiefs outside linebacker Dee Ford. (The Chiefs used the franchise tag on Ford and then traded him to the 49ers.)

7. Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. (The Jets agreed to terms with Bell on a four-year deal on March 13).

8. Giants safety Landon Collins. (Washington agreed to terms with Collins on a six-year, $84 million deal on March 11.)

9. Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley. (The Jets agreed to terms with Mosley on a five-year deal on March 12.)

10. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. (The Ravens agreed to terms with Thomas on a four-year deal on March 13.)

11. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. (The Jaguars agreed to terms with Foles on a four-year deal with a base value of $88 million on March 11.)

12. Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu. (The Chiefs agreed to terms on a three-year, $42 million deal with Mathieu.)

13. Washington linebacker Preston Smith. (Smith agreed to terms with the Packers on March 12.)

14. Bears safety Adrian Amos. (Amos agreed to terms with the Packers on March 12.)

15. Rams guard Rodger Saffold. (Saffold agreed to terms with the Titans on four-year, $44 million deal on March 12.)

16. Broncos center Matt Paradis. (Paradis agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with the Panthers on March 12.)

17. Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner. (The Raiders agreed to terms with Joyner on March 11.)

18. Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby. (Darby signed a one-year deal with the Eagles on March 15.)

19. Ravens linebacker Za’Darius Smith. (Smith agreed to terms with the Packers on March 12.)

20. Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown. (The Raiders agreed to terms on a four-year, $66 million deal with Brown on March 11.)

21. Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. (The Vikings agreed to terms with Barr on March 11 after he had a deal in place with the Jets.)

22. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright. (Agreed to terms to remain with the Seahawks.)

23. Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

24. Dolphins offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James. (The Broncos agreed to terms with James on March 11.)

25. Bucs offensive tackle Donovan Smith. (Signed a three-year deal with the Buccaneers on March 5.)

26. Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan. (The Broncos agreed to terms with Callahan on March 15.)

27. Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah. (The Seahawks agreed to terms on a one-year deal on May 8.)

28. Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks. (Hicks agreed to a four-year deal with the Cardinals on March 12.)

29. Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander. (The 49ers reached an agreement with Alexander on March 11.)

30. Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham. (Graham signed a three-year extension with the Eagles on March 1.)

31. Eagles receiver Golden Tate. (Tate signed a four-year deal with the Giants on March 14.)

32. Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. (Richardson agreed to a three-year deal with the Browns on March 12.)

33. Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson. (The Broncos agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth $33 million with Jackson on March 11.)

34 Saints defensive end Alex Okafor. (The Chiefs signed Okafor to a three-year deal on March 14.)

35. Panthers offensive tackle Daryl Williams. (The Panthers re-signed Williams on March 13.)

36. Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams. (The Raiders agreed to terms with Williams on March 13.)

37. Colts cornerback Pierre Desir. (Desir re-signed with the Colts on March 13.)

38. Saints running back Mark Ingram. (The Ravens agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Ingram on March 13.)

39. Patriots defensive back Jason McCourty. (McCourty agreed to a two-year deal with the Patriots on March 13.)

40. Packers defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson.

41. Ravens safety Eric Weddle (signed a two-year deal with the Rams on March 8.)

42. Raiders tight end Jared Cook. (signed with the Saints on March 26.)

43. Broncos linebacker Shaquil Barrett. (The Buccaneers signed Barrett to a one-year deal on March 15.)

44. Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget.

45. Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson. (The Steelers agreed to a three-year, $25.5 million deal with Nelson on March 12.)

46. Chiefs center Mitch Morse. (The Bills agreed to terms with Morse on March 11.)

47. Rams outside linebacker Dante Fowler, Jr. (Re-signed with the Rams.)

48. Chargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane. (The Chargers agreed to terms on a deal with Mebane on March 13.)

49. Falcons defensive end Bruce Irvin. (The Panthers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Irvin on March 19.)

50. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. (The Cardinals agreed to terms with Suggs on March 11.)

51. Falcons running back Tevin Coleman. (The 49ers agreed to terms with Coleman on March 13.)

52. Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard (The Bengals agreed to a new deal with him on March 21).

53. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (Agreed to a two-year deal with the Colts on March 21).

54. Chargers inside linebacker Denzel Perryman. (Perryman signed a two-year deal with the Chargers on March 8.)

55. Browns linebacker Jamie Collins. (Collins signed with the Patriots on May 15.)

56. Chargers defensive tackle Darius Philon. (The Cardinals agreed to terms with Philon on a two-year deal on March 21.)

57. Bucs receiver Adam Humphries. (The Titans agreed to terms with Humphries on March 11.)

58. Colts safety Clayton Geathers. (Geathers agreed to terms on a one-year deal to return to Indianapolis on March 20.)

59. Jets defensive end Henry Anderson. (The Jets reached agreement with Anderson on March 12.)

60. Giants center Jon Halapio. (Halapio re-signed with the Giants on March 6.)

61. Colts defensive lineman Margus Hunt. (Signed a two-year deal with the Colts on March 5.)

62. Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall. (Agreed to terms with the Raiders on March 28.)

63. Washington receiver Jamison Crowder. (Agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Jets on March 11.)

64. Washington safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. (Signed a one-year deal with Bears on March 14.)

65. Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake. (The Titans agreed to terms with Wake on a three-year, $23 million deal on March 12.)

66. Falcons guard Andy Levitre. (Announced his retirement May 14.)

67. Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor. (The Chargers agreed to terms with Taylor on March 13.)

68. Texans defensive lineman Christian Covington. (Signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys on March 14.)

69. Seahawks cornerback Justin Coleman. (Agreed to terms on deal with Lions on March 11)

70. Bears defensive end Aaron Lynch. (Re-signed with the Bears for one year on April 1.)

71. Ravens receiver John Brown. (The Bills agreed to terms with Brown on March 11.)

72. Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan.

73. Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley. (The Bills agreed to terms with Beasley on March 12.)

74. Lions safety Glover Quin.

75. Jaguars receiver Donte Moncrief. (Reached a two-year deal with the Steelers.)

76. Ravens defensive end Brent Urban. (Signed with the Titans on April 26.)

77. Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts. (Re-signed with the Jets on March 11.)

78. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (Agreed to a two-year deal with the Rams on March 19)

79. Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro. (The Titans reached an agreement to retain Vaccaro on March 11.)

80. Steelers tight end Jesse James. (Agreed to terms on deal with Lions on March 11.)

81. Patriots defensive tackle Danny Shelton.

82. Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod.

83. 49ers kicker Robbie Gould. (The 49ers used the franchise tag on Gould)

84. Rams running back CJ Anderson (The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with Anderson on April 1.)

85. Vikings safety George Iloka. (signed with the Cowboys on March 23.)

86. Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (signed a one-year deal with the Patriots).

87. Texans cornerback Kayvon Webster.

88. Packers linebacker Jake Ryan. (The Jaguars signed Ryan on March 16.)

89. Steelers guard Ramon Foster. (Signed a two-year deal with the Steelers on March 7.)

90. Vikings running back Latavius Murray. (Agreed to a four-year deal with the Saints on March 12.)

91. Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett. (Signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on March 14.)

92. Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. (He agreed to terms with the Saints on a one-year, fully guaranteed $7.25 million deal on March 14.)

93. Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden. (The Giants agreed to terms with Golden on a one-year deal on March 14.)

94. Packers receiver Randall Cobb (The Cowboys agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Cobb on March 19).

95. Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski. (Re-signed with the Patriots on April 9.)

96. Titans guard Quinton Spain (The Bills agreed to a one-year deal with Spain on April 3).

97. Cardinals safety Tre Boston.

98. Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy. (The Cardinals reached an agreement on a two-year deal with Sweezy on March 12.)

99. Washington offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe. (The Bills agreed to terms with Nsekhe on March 12.)

100. Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert. (Re-signed with the Bengals on a one-year deal on March 16.)

Previously ranked: Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown, Washington running back Adrian Peterson, Patriots returner Cordarrelle Patterson.

49 responses to “PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

  1. All-American Voltron says:

    Teddy Bridgewater #89? geez … where’s the love?
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    Bridgewater is good! … (At being a backup quarterback). He probably doesn’t deserve to be on the top 100. He’s a great reserve guy for any team with an established started as he can step in and do some decent things. But there’s a reason why he’s not starting anywhere now.

  2. How is Robbie Anderson not on this list?

    25 years old.

    100+ catches and 13 TDs over the last two years with a crap QB (McCowan 2017) and a rookie QB (Darnold 2018).

  3. Oh, so now Trey Flowers is great, huh?

    Funny how the narrative goes from NE “has no talent” to now making it seem like Flowers is great (which he is).

    The lying and misleading by the media regarding NE was never as out of hand as it was this year.

  4. All-American Voltron says:
    February 19, 2019 at 10:09 am
    Teddy Bridgewater #89? geez … where’s the love?

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    If a team needs a guy whose upper bound is less than 1 TD per game then Teddy may be your guy

  5. Seeing how well the Patriots D did in the playoffs, and how well sterlingly well Brady’s o-line did too, all those Pat FAs should be top 10, or 20, and even receiver Patterson could be higher.

  6. tylawspick6 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 10:29 am
    Oh, so now Trey Flowers is great, huh?

    Funny how the narrative goes from NE “has no talent” to now making it seem like Flowers is great (which he is).

    The lying and misleading by the media regarding NE was never as out of hand as it was this year.

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    your team won the SB and yet you are still complaining. Are you ever happy?

  7. All I know is I hope the other teams view BG as only the 30 best free agent . Better chance of the Eagles retaining him .

  8. On Earl Thomas, what is the status of his recovery? Hard to think he is Top 10 coming off a big injury and his age. It is a brutal position to play, safety.

  9. tylawspick6 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 10:29 am
    Oh, so now Trey Flowers is great, huh?

    Funny how the narrative goes from NE “has no talent” to now making it seem like Flowers is great (which he is).

    The lying and misleading by the media regarding NE was never as out of hand as it was this year.
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    No, I don’t don’t believe that was the narrative this year.

    The Patriots were an 11-5 team that lost 5 games on the road to non-playoff teams. That can’t be sugarcoated. Also, I’m pretty sure that most people who know football believe that Trey Flowers is a top player.

    One highly overrated Patriots player is Trent Brown. On his own line, he graded out worse than Mason, Thuney, Andrews, and Cannon. Like Solder before him, some team will grossly overpay him.

  10. Still not sold on Dee Ford. He didn’t start showing out until his contract year. Does that mean he will disappear once he gets paid? Buyer beware.

  11. I thought Kaepernick was an All Pro/Super Bowl caliber QB waiting to light the league on fire?? At least that’s what we’ve been told ad nauseam.

  12. I liked how folks thought Flowers was agitating for a trade when he posted “3 points” on social media, when he was really referencing a conversation he had with Belichick on the field after winning the Super Bowl when Belichick brought it up first and told Flowers how much he loved him. I think they’ll work something out.

  13. pbdisciple says:
    February 19, 2019 at 10:41 am

    On Earl Thomas, what is the status of his recovery? Hard to think he is Top 10 coming off a big injury and his age. It is a brutal position to play, safety.

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    Yeah, it does depend on status of recovery, but I see Tyrann Mathieu rated fairly close to Thomas. Both are DBs with age and injury concerns, and both are outstanding when able to suit up. So it sort of makes sense, if you look at the pairing.

    What I don’t get is why Golden Tate is at #31, and Adam Humphries at #54. I would have thought that those two would have been paired fairly close together.

  14. On Earl Thomas, what is the status of his recovery? Hard to think he is Top 10 coming off a big injury and his age. It is a brutal position to play, safety.
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    Same break, same leg.

    Big reason why the Seahawks weren’t willing to pay him, their camp wanted him to have a plate to fix the break.

    I’ll be shocked if he returns to All-Pro form.

  15. Anthony Barr used primarily as an Edge Rusher in a 3-4 Defense may end up being one of the best signings of this offseason. Not saying he’s Kalil Mack, but he can get after the QB when given the chance.

  16. grogansheroes says:
    February 19, 2019 at 11:02 am
    Funny how it is an offensive league, and the top six are all front seven defenders.
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    The 2019 free agent class being top heavy on defensive players is probably driven by teams need for top defensive players.

    Does a free agent class in a given year determine what type of league it is?

  17. uncommon1 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 11:42 am
    Anthony Barr used primarily as an Edge Rusher in a 3-4 Defense may end up being one of the best signings of this offseason. Not saying he’s Kalil Mack, but he can get after the QB when given the chance.

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    I don’t disagree with you, but I think AB wants to get paid, so he may be a better fit for the 3-4 D, but it won’t come cheap.

  18. Given the narrative around the Patriots is team first, great players don’t always get the public recognition that they deserve.

    Flowers is rarely discussed, yet he’s one of the best players at his position in the league.

    It’s not just Belichick and Brady that allow the Patriots to win. They actually have great players.

  19. So much of this is splitting hairs, but for the team I know the most about, I don’t know how Brandon Graham is not the highest rated Eagles free agent. Ronald Darby has shown promise, but hasn’t been able to stay on the field. Same for Jordan Hicks. Graham isn’t a top 5 free agent, but he’s a steady producer that is absolutely worth more than Darby and Graham.

  20. Clowney at #2 as a DE? Thought he was a linebacker! Oh, wait…

    All kidding aside, he’s played some good ball the past few years but the Texans will not break the bank for him.

  21. Hoping the Raiders sign George Iloka….I know it’s not a big splashy signing but I like the way that guy plays. CJ Mosely would be at the top of my FA list for the Raiders however.

  22. If you had the cap space to do it you could build the best starting defense in the league with players in the top 30. There’s some excellent defensive linemen to be had. Wowza.

  23. Lots of teams need offensive line help. There aren’t a lot of them on this list. Teams are going to have to overpay in order to get them.

  24. amaf21 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 11:37 am
    Landon Collins to the Washington REDSKINS – book it! #HTTR
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    Props to this internet commenter! Also, please DM me the next lotto numbers.

  25. I am surprised that Jermaine Kearse is not even ranked as one of the top 100 available free agents. He did well after being traded to the Jets.

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