Sunday, March 6, 2016

NFL 2016 FREE AGENT RANKINGS



TIERS and MARKET VALUE 


Tier 1: FRANCHISED PLAYERS 
Salaries are set based on the top 5 player at their respective positions 

1. Von Miller
2. Josh Norman 
3. Muhammed Wilkerson
4. Alshon Jeffery
5. Eric Berry
6. Cordy Glenn

Tier 2: 

Young high paid guys due to upside and positional value
Market Value:
All of these players should see more than 10 million per year and some could see over 20 million guaranteed

7. Olivier Vernon

8. Kirk Cousins 
9. Malik Jackson
10. Kelechi Osemele
11. Janoris Jenkins 
12. Jason Pierre-Paul 
13. Sam Bradford 
16. Trumaine Johnson
17. Brock Osweiler  
18. Russell Okung

Tier 3: Oldies but Goodies

Market Value:
These players will be looking to sign a one or two year deal (likely with a contender) for around 5-8 million per year 

14. Eric Weddl

15. Matt Forte
22. Alex Mack
23. Derrick Johnson
24. Jerrell Freeman 
25. Donald Penn 
27. Mario Williams
31. Charles Johnson 


Tier 4:  Impact starters

Market Value:
These players will be looking at 3-5 year deals for 5-8 million per season, some may get more by non-contenders with a lot of cap space that are willing to over spend for young talent. These teams include Jacksonville, Oakland, New York Giants, Cleveland, Tennessee, San Francisco and Tampa Bay. 

19. Damon Harrison

20. Danny Trevathan
21. Doug Martin 
26. Bruce Irvin 
28. Sean Smith 
29. George Iloka 
30. Mitchell Schwartz
32. Lamar Miller
33. Casey Hayward 
34. Prince Amukamara 
35. Jaye Howard 
36. Alex Boone 
37. Ian Williams 
38. Tashaun Gipson 
39. Marvin Jones 
40. Rodney McLeod 


Tier 5: Solid veteran starters/guys with injuries or character concerns 
Market Value:
Will vary, but it would be very surprising if any of these guys got more than 10 million in guaranteed money 

41. Greg Hardy 
42. Robert Ayers  
43. Nick Fairley 
44. Arian Foster 
45. Ryan Ritzpatrick 
46. Tamba Hali 
47. Adam Jones 
48. Walter Thurmond 
49. Reggie Nelson  
50. Chris Long 
51. Haloti Ngata 


Tier 6: Starting Veteran Offensive Lineman  
Market Value:
Between Ben Grubbs' 4 years 24 million and Marcus Gilbert's 5 years 30 million

53. Kelvin Beachum 
54. Jeff Allen 
55. Evan Mathis 
56. Richie Incognito
57. Ramon Foster 
58. Brandon Brooks

Tier 7:   #3 WR's
Market Value:
Eddie Royal's 3 years 15 million 

52. Anquan Boldin
59. Rishard Matthews  

60. Travis Benjamin 

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