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