Who Are The Best Free Agents Available?

The Jaguars are done with most of the high-dollar free agent shopping, but there are still some players remaining that could help the team. We're going to look at the "best of the rest" and see who could be a good fit.

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As usually happens, the first waves of free agency left the cupboard practically bare. With teams flush with salary-cap space, the top talents signed (or re-signed) quickly. Of the 27 unrestricted free agents deemed five-star players, five received the franchise tag (Dallas receiver Dez Bryant, Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas, Kansas City outside linebacker Justin Houston, Giants defensie end Jason Pierre-Paul and New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski) and 20 of the remaining 22 are off the market. One of the exceptions is Carolina’s Greg Hardy, who remains on the commissioner’s exempt list because of domestic violence charges. (Those charges were dropped on Feb. 9 when his accuser accepted a financial settlement with Hardy and refused to cooperate with the investigation.) The other is Oakland center Stefan Wisniewski, who is being courted by Seattle, among other teams.

Here are the Top 30 unrestricted free agents available, according to Scout.com’s rankings. Note: This includes only unrestricted free agents who did not receive the franchise or transition tag.

No. 20 — Greg Hardy, DE, Carolina

No. 24 — Stefen Wisniewski, C, Oakland

No. 32 — Rolando McClain, MLB, Dallas

No. 34 — Brandon Spikes, MLB, Buffalo

No. 36 — Will Hill, S, Baltimore

No. 40 — Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati

No. 42 — Anthony Spencer, DE, Dallas,

No. 45 — Brian De La Puente, C, Chicago

No. 47 — Justin Blalock, G, Atlanta

No. 49 — Tramon Williams, CB, Green Bay

No. 54 — Nick Hardwick, C, San Diego

No. 56 — Samson Satele, C, Miami

No. 73 — Joe Barksdale, OT, St. Louis

No. 74 — Byron Bell, OT, Carolina

No. 75 — Kroy Biermann, DE, Atlanta

No. 76 — Steven Ridley, RB, New England

No. 77 — Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco

No. 80 — Cecil Shorts III, WR, Jacksonville

No. 81 — Tarell Brown, CB, Oakland

No. 82 — Brandon Graham, OLB, Philadelphia

No. 87 — Patrick Robinson, CB, New Orleans

No. 88 — Sam Acho, OLB, Arizona

No. 89 — Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis

No. 90 — Andre Holmes, WR, Oakland

No. 99 — John Kuhn, FB, Green Bay

No. 101 — Mason Foster, MLB, Tampa Bay

No. 103 — Randy Starks, DT, Miami

No. 104 — Nate Irving, MLB, Denver

No. 105 — D.J. Williams, MLB, Chicago

No. 107 — Rob Sims, G, Detroit


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