As the offseason nears for all 32 teams, here are the top 30 NFL free agents for 2019.
Before we know it the Super Bowl will be here and gone, and as a practical matter the NFL offseason will start. Teams will have decisions on who to cut and who to keep looking toward the start of the new league year, along with who to pursue in free agency, in order to start shaping rosters for the 2019 season.
The free agency frenzy will be headlined this year by running back Le’Veon Bell, who sat out this entire past season rather than signing and playing out a second franchise tender from the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will have plenty of suitors, with a high asking price to help weed some teams out.
Including Bell of course, here are my top 30 NFL free agents for 2019.
30. Rodger Saffold
Pro Football Focus graded Saffold as the No. 8 guard in the league this season (regular season), and he also graded out very highly in 2017 as he has found a home at left guard, so he’s hitting free agency at a good time. The Rams may simply not be able to afford to keep him though, with big money committed to other players and other areas that may take greater priority with the cap space they will have. It’s also unclear if he’s just a piece of an offensive line that’s top-notch all the way around, or a key part of that collective, and the other 31 teams will have to weigh that in a potential pursuit.
There will be some quality guards out there in free agency, like Andy Levitre, Ramon Foster and Quinton Spain. But Saffold gets a slight edge over the group, and makes this list.