Community Tailgate: NFL FA Power Rankings

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With only three more games left on the NFL’s schedule for the 2015/16 season, fans of 28 teams around the league have already started looking ahead to the offseason decisions facing their respective clubs. Coaching changes are well underway, and draft selections will be made in the spring, but in between, the NFL conversation figures to be dominated by free agency.

While not every team gets overly involved on the free agent market, each of the NFL’s 32 franchises has at least one notable contributor eligible for free agency this winter, so it’s worth looking ahead to which players could have the biggest impact if they sign with new teams. Dallas Robinson of Pro Football Rumors did just that over the weekend, checking in with a second installment of his Free Agent Power Rankings.

Here’s a breakdown of Dallas’s list, which is ranked in terms of projected guaranteed money for these free-agents-to-be:

  1. Von Miller, OLB (Broncos)
  2. Alshon Jeffery, WR (Bears)
  3. Kirk Cousins, QB (Washington)
  4. Kelechi Osemele, G/T (Ravens)
  5. Josh Norman, CB (Panthers)
  6. Muhammad Wilkerson, DE (Jets)
  7. Sam Bradford, QB (Eagles)
  8. Cordy Glenn, T (Bills)
  9. Russell Okung, T (Seahawks)
  10. Eric Berry, S (Chiefs)

For explanations of those rankings, you can check out Dallas’s full piece. After you do, and after you take a look at our complete list of 2016 free agents, we want you to weigh in.

Does this top 10 look good to you? Are there players listed here that you think shouldn’t make the cut, or omissions that need to be listed? And how many of these players do you think will actually be available in March, having not been franchised or extended by their current teams?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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  1. dccharger21

    Interesting you have Jeffrey coming off basically an injured season ahead of Cousins who ended red hot, especially given the inflation of the QB market. Jeffrey played well when healthy but hard to see him getting Dez/Demaryius money.

    • Dallas Robinson

      Cousins was definitely the most difficult for me to rank, as personally I’m still not sure that I’m sold on him as a long-term answer. Jeffery has been so productive when healthy, and he’s really the only top-tier option available at receiver.


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