Top News

The NFL’s 151 Best Upcoming Free Agents, #76-151

Before Derek Carr moved to New Orleans, Geno Smith stayed in Seattle, Daniel Jones landed a big new deal and Lamar Jackson headlined a list of players with franchise tags that also included Commanders defensive lineman Daron Payne, Cowboys running back Tony Pollard and Giants running included back Saquon Barkley, Raiders running back Josh Jacobs and Jaguars tight end Evan Engram, the upcoming free agents class of 2023 was packed with marquee names.

Now that those names are out of the game, this class is less exceptional in the headline sense — but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still all kinds of players who could change a team’s course in a positive way. This class is now wider than it is tall, but it is very broad. Impressive talent will soon be available when the new league year begins on Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00 PM EST. And a lot of that talent will be available to teams that have really done their homework.

With that in mind, we’ve done our homework here at Touchdown Wire. This list of the top 151 players who will be free agents as the new league year begins is based on extensive band studies and sifting through all sorts of metrics to ensure everything aligns as closely as possible in the imprecise science of player ratings. The guys at the top are (or should be) still marquee names, although most of them aren’t offensive skill players.

As you progress down the list, things get interesting. Here you see players who may have been trying their best in the wrong systems, players who may not have reached their potential at the time, players who are just starting to get the hang of it, players who are working on the last remnants of their valuable careers holding on, and players who might just need the right circumstances and opportunities.

Without further ado, here is the second half of our list of the top 151 free agents for the 2023 league year, ending with #76-151.

76. CB Byron Murphy Jr.

(Syndication: Florida Times-Union)

The story goes on

77. LB Aziez Al-Shair

(Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

78. RB D’Onta Foreman

(Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

79. RAND Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

(Robert Scheer-USA TODAY Sports)

80. OG Dalton Risner

(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

81.LB Leighton Vander Esch

(Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

82.DI Morgan Fox

(Syndication: The Indianapolis Star)

83.S Adrian Amos

(Wm. Glasheen-USA TODAY Sports)

84. OG Ben Powers

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

85.DL Matt Ioannidis

(Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

86.DL Greg Gaines

(Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)

87. EDGE Dante Fowler Jr.

(Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

88. WR Mecole Hardman

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

89. OT Taylor Lewan

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

90. DI Poona Ford

(Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

91.Quarterback Baker Mayfield

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

92.TE Hayden Hurst

(Syndication: The Enquirer)

93. EDGE Bud Dupree

(Christopher Hanewinckel – USA TODAY Sports)

94.DB Rodney McLeod

(Robert Scheer-USA TODAY Sports)

95.LB Elandon Roberts

(Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)

96. EDGE Carlos Dunlap

(Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)

97. WR Olamide Zacchaeus

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

98. DI Jarran Reed

(Syndication: Stevens Point Journal)

99.LB KadenElliss

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

100. RB Raheem Mostert

(Syndication: Palm Beach Post)

101. QB Taylor Heinicke

(Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

102.OT Jermaine Eluemunor

(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

103. EDGE Jadeveon Clowney

(Jeffrey Becker – USA TODAY Sports)

104. QB Gardner Minshew

(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

105. S. Donovan Wilson

(Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

106. DL Ndamukong Suh

(Syndication: The Indianapolis Star)

107. C. Ethan Pocic

(AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)

108.QB Sam Darnold

(Nathan Ray Seebeck – USA TODAY Sports)

109. OG Nate Davis

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

110. EDGE Rasheem Green

(Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sport)

111. EDGE Robert Quinn

(Bill Streicher – USA TODAY Sports)

112. OT Riley Reiff

(Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports)

113.QB Teddy Bridgewater

(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

114. CB Tre flowers

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

115.TE Foster Moreau

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

116. OT Isaiah Wynn

(Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)

117. OT Cameron Fleming

(Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

118.RB David Montgomery

(Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

119.CB Emmanuel Moseley

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

120th floor Kaleb McGary

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

121.DI A’Shawn Robinson

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

122. RB Rashaad Penny

(David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports)

123.DB Marcus Epps

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

124.LB Devin Busch

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

125. OT Justin Pugh

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

126.WR Parris Campbell

(Jenna Watson-USA TODAY Sports)

127.TE Robert Tonyan

(Syndication: The Post-Crescent)

128.QB Marcus Mariota

(Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

129. EDGE Al-Quadin Muhammad

(Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports)

130. OT Andrew Wylie

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

131. OG Trai Turner

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

132.CB Anthony Brown

(Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

133. RB Alexander Mattison

(Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports)

134. OT Kelvin Beachum

(Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports)

135.CB Bradley Roby

(AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

136.TE Austin Hooper

(Syndication: The Tennessean)

137.WR Deonte Harty

(Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

138.LB Cole Holcomb

(Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

139. C. Garrett Bradbury

(Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports clip)

140.LB Alex Singleton

(Christopher Hanewinckel – USA TODAY Sports)

141. OT André Dillard

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

142. EDGE Clelin Ferrell

(Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)

143. C Bradley Bozeman

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

144.DL Taven Bryan

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

145. CB Eli Apple

(Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)

146. C. Connor McGovern

(Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)

147. EDGE Andrew Van Ginkel

(Syndication: Palm Beach Post)

148. QB suspended

(Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

149.CB Shaquill Griffin

(Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)

150.CB Bobby McCain

(Syndication: Detroit Free Press)

151. OT Matt Pryor

(Nathan Ray Seebeck – USA TODAY Sports)

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire