Originally Posted by dalemurphy
This free agent market is flooded, particularly at the CB position. I'm not sure which players will be the best bargains, only that the principles of supply and demand will ensure that some will be. We have never seen a market this loaded with young talent in the salary cap era. Here are some names for you:
Johnathan Joseph: A clear number 2 and very good player. He will likel;y head back to Cincy though.
Brent Grimes: pretty good player, but not on the level of Aso
Antonio Cromartie: overrated.
Brandon Carr: solid, but unspectacular
Josh Wilson: more upside than Carr but not on the level of JJ or Aso
Chris Carr: pass
Richard Marshall: eh, is he really better than Allen?
Kelly Jennings: See Marshall
Chris Houston: see Marshall
Eric Wright: overated.
Fabian Washington: VERY overated
and that list excludes the 30 and 31 year old FAs that will also be in market:
Drayton Florence: bad for our system
Carlos Rogers: see Marshall
Ike Taylor: bad for our system
Phillip Buchanan: NO THANKS
I'm not saying that all those guys are great players. But, some are/will be very good and smart teams will have the opportunity to assess which ones will have the best value as the NFL moves through this truncated free agent process.
Strongly disagree. There are maybe 3 CBs who would be definitive upgrades. The rest are basically on the same level as Jason Allen and the others don't fit our scheme.