Welcome to Around The NFL's first glance at the 2015 NFL free-agent market.
It's merely the first week of the offseason process. Franchise tags have yet to be discussed. There's still time for clubs to lock up young stars to long-term contracts. Many of the top free agents will never get the opportunity to test their value on the open market. We will compile a top 100 list and provide a breakdown of each position in early March.
Our list places the highest value on ascendant players with little or no reason to expect a dropoff in production over the next few years.
To view the upcoming free agents by team, position and restricted free agents, click the tabs above.
Without further ado, here are Around The NFL's top 25 NFL free agents for 2015:
1. Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions defensive tackle
2. Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher
3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver
4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos wide receiver
5. Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants defensive end
6. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos tight end
7. Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers guard
8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers wide receiver
9. Devin McCourty, New England Patriots safety
10. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys running back
11. Jerry Hughes, Buffalo Bills pass rusher
12. Jason Worilds, Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher
13. Jared Odrick, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle
14. Pernell McPhee, Baltimore Ravens pass rusher
15. Terrance Knighton, Denver Broncos defensive tackle
16. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver
17. Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher
18. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
19. Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers pass rusher*
20. Byron Maxwell, Seattle Seahawks cornerback
21. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills running back
22. Nick Fairley, Detroit Lions defensive tackle
23. Brandon Flowers, San Diego Chargers cornerback
24. Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins pass rusher
25. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns tight end
* Hardy currently is on the Commissioner's Exempt List