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Top 25 NFL free agents for 2014

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The Around The League crew is taking its first glance at the 2014 NFL free-agent market.

It's early in the offseason process. Franchise tags have yet to be discussed. There's still time for clubs to lock up young stars to long-term contracts. Many of these names will be removed from consideration by the time we compile our more extensive previews regarding upcoming NFL free agents in early March.

Our list places the highest value on ascendent players with little or no reason to expect a dropoff in production over the next few years.

To view the upcoming free agents by team click here.

Without further ado, here are Around The League's top 25 NFL free agents for 2014:

  1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints tight end
  2. Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers defensive end
  3. Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins linebacker
  4. Jairus Byrd, Buffalo Bills safety
  5. T.J. Ward, Cleveland Browns safety
  6. Alterraun Verner, Tennessee Titans cornerback
  7. Branden Albert, Kansas City Chiefs left tackle
  8. Michael Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end
  9. Lamarr Houston, Oakland Raiders defensive end
  10. Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins cornerback
  11. Eugene Monroe, Baltimore Ravens left tackle
  12. Vontae Davis, Indianapolis Colts cornerback
  13. Linval Joseph, New York Giants defensive tackle
  14. Jason Hatcher, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle
  15. Jared Veldheer, Oakland Raiders left tackle
  16. Aqib Talib, New England Patriots cornerback
  17. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Denver Broncos cornerback
  18. Alex Mack, Cleveland Browns center
  19. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos wide receiver
  20. Michael Bennett, Seattle Seahawks defensive end
  21. B.J. Raji, Green Bay Packers defensive tackle
  22. Sam Shields, Green Bay Packers cornerback
  23. Walter Thurmond, Seattle Seahawks cornerback
  24. Donald Butler, San Diego Chargers linebacker
  25. Randy Starks, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle
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