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Position-by-position look at top free agents

  • By Pat Kirwan NFL.com
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Albert Haynesworth should emerge from free agency as the highest-paid defensive tackle.


» Kirwan's top 50 free agents | Schefter's top free agents


Here is how the free agents rank when split into their position groups:

Free-agency depth chart
Rank Player (top 50 rank) 2008 team
Quarterbacks
1
Kurt Warner (2) Arizona Cardinals
2
Kerry Collins (12) Tennessee Titans
3
Jeff Garcia (33) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4
Byron Leftwich (NR) Pittsburgh Steelers
5
Chris Simms (NR) Tennessee Titans
Running backs
1
Derrick Ward (6) New York Giants
2
Fred Taylor (9) Jacksonville Jaguars
3
Maurice Morris (30) Seattle Seahawks
4
Correll Buckhalter (48) Philadelphia Eagles
5
Cedric Benson (NR) Cincinnati Bengals
Fullback
1
Terrelle Smith (NR) Arizona Cardinals
2
Tony Richardson (NR) New York Jets
3
Leonard Weaver (NR) Seattle Seahawks
4
Lorenzo Neal (NR) Baltimore Ravens
5
Heath Evans (NR) New England Patriots
Wide receivers
1
T.J. Houshmandzadeh (2) Cincinnati Bengals
2
Marvin Harrison (14) Indianapolis Colts
3
Laveranues Coles (15) New York Jets
4
Nate Washington (18) Pittsburgh Steelers
5
Devery Henderson (36) New Orleans Saints
Tight ends
1
Chris Baker (22) New York Jets
2
L.J. Smith (NR) Philadelphia Eagles
3
Jim Kleinsasser (NR) Minnesota Vikings
4
Jerramy Stevens (NR) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5
Sean McHugh (NR) Pittsburgh Steelers
Centers
1
Jeff Saturday (10) Indianapolis Colts
2
Matt Birk (20) Minnesota Vikings
3
Jake Groves (NR) Oakland Raiders
4
Melvin Fowler (NR) Buffalo Bills
5
Eric Ghiaciuc (NR) Cincinnati Bengals
Guards
1
Chris Kemoeatu (35) Pittsburgh Steelers
2
Mike Goff (39) San Diego Chargers
3
Derrick Dockery (50) Buffalo Bills
4
Kendall Simmons (NR) Pittsburgh Steelers
5
Cooper Carlisle (NR) Oakland Raiders
3
Brandon Moore (NR) New York Jets
Offensive tackles
1
Khalif Barnes (26) Jacksonville Jaguars
2
Mark Tauscher (27) Green Bay Packers
3
Jonathan Stinchcomb (42) New Orleans Saints
4
Marvel Smith (45) Pittsburgh Steelers
5
Stacy Andrews (47) Cincinnati Bengals
Defensive ends
Rk Player School
1
Antonio Smith (8) Arizona Cardinals
2
Chris Canty (11) Dallas Cowboys
3
Igor Olshansky (21) San Diego Chargers
4
Demetric Evans (40) Washington Redskins
5
Chauncey Davis (NR) Atlanta Falcons
Defensive tackles
1
Albert Haynesworth (1) Tennessee Titans
2
Rocky Bernard (38) Seattle Seahawks
3
Tank Johnson (NR) Dallas Cowboys
4
Kedric Golston (NR) Washington Redskins
5
Jovan Haye (NR) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inside linebackers
1
Bart Scott (4) Baltimore Ravens
2
Ray Lewis (5) Baltimore Ravens
3
Jonathan Vilma (24) New Orleans Saints
4
Takeo Spikes (31) San Francisco 49ers
5
Keith Brookings (34) Atlanta Falcons
Outside linebackers
1
Michael Boley (23) Atlanta Falcons
2
Eric Barton (NR) New York Jets
3
Angelo Crowell (NR) Buffalo Bills
4
Kevin Burnett (NR) Dallas Cowboys
5
Cato June (NR) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Safeties
1
Brian Dawkins (13) Philadelphia Eagles
2
Jermaine Phillips (16) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3
Yeremiah Bell (25) Miami Dolphins
4
Sean Jones (29) Cleveland Browns
5
Mike Brown (37) Chicago Bears
Cornerbacks
1
Bryant McFadden (17) Pittsburgh Steelers
2
Domonique Foxworth (28) Atlanta Falcons
3
Phillip Buchanon (32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5
Leigh Bodden (43) Detroit Lions
4
Andre' Goodman (46) Miami Dolphins
Kickers and punters
1
Matt Stover (NR) Baltimore Ravens
2
Hunter Smith (NR) Indianapolis Colts
3
Mike Nugent (NR) New York Jets
4
Jay Feely (NR) New York Jets
5
Mitch Berger (NR) Pittsburgh Steelers


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