This year's free-agent crop is a lot like this year's draft class: It's not that exciting at the top, but there is better depth than usual.
Ranked below: My top 85 free agents. This is not a list of the 85 players who will make the most money. It's the list of players I'd want, divided into five tiers.
Let me know where you disagree.
TIER 1: Impact starters
TIER 2: Solid starters
13) Brent Grimes, CB, Atlanta Falcons: He'd be among the top 10 players if not for the torn Achilles' tendon suffered in Week 1 last year. Grimes could sign a short-term deal, but his talent is worth the risk. (UPDATE: The Dolphins signed Grimes to a one-year, $5.5 million contract, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.)
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TIER 3: Starters with questions
29) Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, New York Giants: A 26-year-old who seems to have the body of a 30-year-old. But there is no better free-agent running back when healthy.
32) Richard Seymour, DL, Oakland Raiders: There are health and motivation concerns with Seymour headed for a steep pay cut.
36) Connor Barwin, DE, Houston Texans: He should have taken Houston's long-term contract offer before 2012. Barwin suffered through a disastrous year, ranking among the worst starting defensive ends in the league by ProFootballFocus. At least he's young with a history of production. (UPDATE: Agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles)
43) Eric Winston, OT, Kansas City Chiefs: A solid short-term solution at right tackle. The biggest question: Why has he been cut twice in two years other than his high salaries?
TIER 4: Effective in the right role
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63) Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals:The disappointing first-round pick could still help a team looking for a short-yardage back.
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75) Sedrick Ellis, DT, New Orleans Saints: The former No. 7 overall pick has shown flashes, but has quietly been one of the bigger busts of the last five years.