BrownIndian Posted February 26, 2009 Report Share Posted February 26, 2009 1. Albert Haynesworth, DT: Far and away the best free agent; $100 million isn’t out of the question. 2. Kurt Warner, QB: Expect the deal to come in at two years, $22 million with Arizona. 3. Jason Brown, C/G: Likely to become the top paid interior offensive lineman in the game. 4. Ray Lewis, LB: Lots of talk about Dallas or the Jets, but look for him to return to Baltimore. 5. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR: Bengals are delusional enough to think he might return. Yeah, right. 6. Bart Scott, LB: No discounts for the Ravens this time probably means no return to Baltimore. 7. Bryant McFadden, CB: Best cornerback among a lot of mediocre ones on this list. 8. Jabari Greer, CB: He’s going to get a lot of money ($7 million a year) after two decent campaigns. 9. Phillip Buchanon, CB: Florida native likely to return to Tampa Bay. Bucs have the cash. 10. Derrick Ward, RB: Former seventh-round pick hits the big time in a shallow group of RBs. 11. Khalif Barnes, OT: Had issues in Jacksonville, but he has pretty serious talent. 12. DeAngelo Hall, CB: Out to prove that he’s still a Pro Bowl player after two bad years. 13. Kerry Collins, QB: Wants to get the same deal as Warner. Probably will be a little short. 14. Tra Thomas, OT: He’s old, but he can still play and left tackles aren’t easy to get in free agency. 15. Brian Dawkins, S: Like Thomas, he’s old, but he can still play and the Eagles love him. 16. Chris Kemoeatu, G: Like his brother Maake in 2006, he figures to hit the jackpot. 17. Chris Canty, DE: There’s tremendous speculation he’ll go to Miami. Terrific DL in a 3-4 scheme. 18. Jake Grove, C: Another guy who could easily end up in Miami. *19. Stacy Andrews, G: Serious knee injury in season finale cost him millions. *20. Mark Tauscher, OT: He’s old, but the Packers need to have their right tackle back. 21. Jonathan Vilma, LB: Solid season with the Saints. Needs to be in a 4-3 scheme. 22. Gibril Wilson, S: Was cut by Raiders, but that will be to his benefit. 23. Jeff Saturday, C: Colts want him back, but he may price himself out of the market. 24. Jon Stinchcomb, OT: Nice right tackle, but not a great player. Will be overpaid. 25. Byron Leftwich, QB: Good guy, nice arm, wants to start. But that release is still slow. 26. Matt Birk, C: Six-time Pro Bowler is getting up there, but he could bring leadership to a developing line. 27. Drayton Florence, CB: He never fit in Jacksonville, but his age and experience will make him a commodity again. 28. Darren Sharper, S: Veteran safety who can still hit, but his playmaking skills may be on the decline. 29. Nate Washington, WR: He turns 26 this offseason and has big-play ability. Should be ready to be a consistent No. 2 in a scheme with a big-armed quarterback. 30. Devery Henderson, WR: Young and speedy. Can be a solid No. 2 in a vertical scheme. 31. Fred Taylor, RB: Can be reliable for maybe two more years with a 12-15 carry load. 32. Laveranues Coles, WR: Moody, but the talent is there to be a top level No. 2 for a few more years. 33. Marvin Harrison, WR: Could still be a solid No. 2 if he’s healthy, but he’s falling off fast. One or two more years of solid production may be it. 34. Marcus Washington, LB: Aging playmaker who has missed 12 regular season games the last three years. Can still be a good starter. 35. Cedric Benson, RB: Finally showed some determined production in ’08, but he’s still too risky for a major contractual commitment. *36. Marvel Smith, OT: If his back trouble subsides, he’s on the fringe of the league’s top 10 tackles. If it doesn’t, his career may be in jeopardy. *37. Chris McAlister, CB: He has lost a step and hasn’t been healthy since 2006, but still has a lot of value in a thin year at cornerback. Big risk, moderate reward player. 38. Antonio Smith, DE: Has gotten better in each of his seasons in Arizona. Could be a 7- or 8-sack player opposite an elite defensive end. *39. Jon Runyan, OT: Has gone an astonishing 12 years without missing a game, but had microfracture surgery this offseason. He’s just getting too old to be a good risk. 40. Cato June, LB: His role in Tampa limited some of his numbers, but he should be a quality starter in a 4-3 for another three years. 41. Jeff Garcia, QB: A solid one or two-year stopgap for a West Coast scheme. 42. Joey Galloway, WR: He can round out a receiving core as a No. 2 for a year or two. 43. Yeremiah Bell, S: A franchise tag candidate that had an eye-opening season in ’08. He’d be in the top 20 if he wasn’t 31. 44. Keith Brooking, LB: He’s more of a tackler than a playmaker at this stage, but he can still be a solid starter in a 4-3 for several years. 45. Trai Essex, OT: He can play multiple positions and provide good depth. He could still develop into a solid starter. 46. Sean Jones, S: A solid playmaker who will get a fat contract. He’s a little overrated, but could be very good with a strong surrounding cast. *47. Angelo Crowell, LB: Missed all of 2008 with a serious knee injury. If he was healthy, he’d be one of the best linebackers in this class. 48. Mike Peterson, LB: Injuries and butting heads with coach Jack Del Rio robbed him of three good years. Either there is very little left, or he’s going to be a big bargain. 49. John St. Clair, OT: Another guy who isn’t a quality starter but who can play multiple positions and give depth. 50. Andre’ Goodman, CB: Had arguably his best season in the NFL last year. He turns 31 this year, but cornerbacks will be at a premium. 51. Chris Baker, TE: Balanced tight end who needs to do more on the offensive end. Perennially overrated. 52. Derrick Brooks, LB: A shade of the player he once was. Can still bring great leadership to a young defense. 53. Andra Davis, LB: A solid starter and not much more at this stage of his career. 54. Russ Hochstein, G: Career backup who can start in a pinch. He’ll get a surprising contract and start somewhere. 55. Lawyer Milloy, S: His best days are far behind him, but he’s serviceable and can help bring along young players in the secondary. 56. J.P. Losman, QB: He’s got great tools but makes poor decisions. He’s a Leftwich-type reclamation project at this point. 57. Rex Grossman, QB: A good arm and a terrible head. Another Leftwich-type backup who might be able to be salvaged down the line. 58. Eugene Wilson, S: His last eight games of ’08 showed a player who can still be a quality starter. He’s an underrated signing if he can stay healthy. 59. Bertrand Berry, DE: He has missed 23 games in the last four years, but he could be a good one- or two-year starter opposite an “elite” defensive end in a 4-3. 60. Gerald Sensabaugh, S: A talented player who showed flashes of brilliance last season. He’s been arrested twice in the past two years. 61. Geoff Hangartner, C/G: Should be a respectable starter at guard or center wherever he signs. His next contract will surprise some people. 62. Eric Barton, LB: A solid tackler whose best playmaking days are behind him. He might have two years left in him as a starter in a 3-4 system. 63. Rocky Bernard, DT: He never showed he could play as well as his great 2005 season, but he’s got three or four good starting years left. 64. Igor Olshansky, DT: A 3-4 end who looked like he was going to develop into a very respectable player until the coaching staff soured on him last season. 65. Michael Boley LB: Has skills but doesn’t always hold up against the run. Big things were expected before he fell out of favor with Atlanta’s new staff last season. 66. Kevin Carter DE/DT: He’s not a three-down player anymore, but he can still play. A good veteran rotation player for the right price. 67. Deuce McAllister, RB: Still has a year or two left as a split-carry option if he could stay healthy. That’s a big if. 68. Shaun Cody, DT: Has skills, but no sacks or forced fumbles in the last three years. Could be a bargain if someone can motivate him, or an utter bust if they can’t. 69. Jim Leonhard, S: Filled in nicely in injury situations and can be a solid starter who makes the occasional play. 70. Jim Kleinsasser, TE: A superior blocker who won’t factor into the passing game. 71. James Sanders, S: Could be a solid starter for a 3-4 team, particularly one that needs someone who understands the alignment. 72. Mike Nugent, K: Best kicker on the market in terms of combination of youth and skill. Might be more of a factor from 50-plus if he gets out of the Meadowlands. 73. L.J. Smith, TE: Injuries halted his growth into a top tight end. When healthy, he’s still young enough to contribute 40 receptions and 500 yards to a passing game. 74. Pete Kendall, G: The sun is setting on his career, but he’s a good option for a team needing a one- or two-year guard who can mentor some younger players. 75. Ronald Fields, DT: He’s never really found his niche as a defensive end or tackle in a 4-3. He could play nose in a 3-4 alignment. 76. Mike Wright, DT: A young 3-4 lineman who the Patriots liked enough last season to assign a second-round tender to him. Could be a quality starter for another team. 77. Corey Ivy, CB: Speed and size deficient. Could be a good signing for depth in the Cover 2. 78. Jabar Gaffney,WR: Could be a solid No. 2 across from a dominant wideout, but is more likely a good No. 3. 79. Zach Thomas, LB: His lack of size and speed has caught up to him. He’s little more than a solid tackler at this point in his career. 80. LaMont Jordan, RB: On the downside of his career, but can still contribute with 10 touches a game if he ever stays healthy. 81. Keiwan Ratliff, CB: Did a nice job after injuries forced him to play 13 games last season. 82. Ron Bartell, CB: Got a chance to play last season and did a solid job. Even got three interceptions. 83. Justin Miller, CB: Failed top pick with Jets has nice return ability if healthy. 84. Tyjuan Hagler, LB: Active, tough and good on special teams. Needs to be in Tampa 2 defense. 85. Kenny Peterson, DE: Even after six years of inconsistency, he flashes tempting ability. 86. Ronald Curry, WR: Injuries have hampered a promising career. Nice all-around athlete. 87. Dan Orlovsky, QB: Looking for the safety of a No. 2 job where he won’t run into safeties. 88. Ty Law, CB: Law doesn’t do training camp at this stage of his career. Wait till September. 89. Kevin Burnett, LB: Durable and active, but hasn’t lived up to being a second-round pick. 90. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB: Expect him to return to the quiet safety of Cincinnati for a backup job. 91. Chris Crocker, S: He actually did a nice job in two stops last season, but safeties are easy to find. 92. Dominic Rhodes, RB: If he’s smart, he stays in Indianapolis no matter what the cost. 93. Maurice Morris, RB: Passable backup who doesn’t complain about his role. 94. Warrick Dunn, RB: A serviceable No. 2 who may have two years left in that role. 95. Amani Toomer, WR: Leading receiver in Giants history is a classy vet playing out the string. 96. Bobby Engram, WR: Like Toomer, he’s at the end but is terrific in third-down situations. 97. Rudi Johnson, RB: Might have some mileage left on his body if he can get healthy. 98. Bryant Johnson, WR: Couldn’t make it with WR-desperate 49ers. That’s not a good sign. 99. Jason Craft, CB: Typical CB who survives a decade in the league because he knows the game. 100. J.J. Arrington, RB: Nice third-down back and backup. Not overly versatile. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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