Top 25 2015 NFL Free Agents

Posted by Brad On December – 28 – 2014

"Ndamukong Suh"

Will Suh hit the open market and if so will he become the NFL’s richest defender?

The 2015 NFL free agent class looks very solid on paper. With more than a few headliners this could be an interesting offseason. That said, don’t expect many of these top names to leave for the ‘greener’ pastures of the NFL free agent market. The free agency start kicks off at 4 P.M. EST on March 10. It figures to be interesting, as always as we could see the richest contract for a defensive player come with Ndamukong Suh looking to break J.J. Watt’s 6-year, $100 million deal. Below is the list of impending free agents.

1Justin HoustonKansas City ChiefsOLB26
It’s very rare that a pass rusher of Houston’s ilk hits the market. Expect KC to do everything they can to re-sign the league’s sack leader.
2Ndamukong SuhDetroit LionsDT28
Suh could actually make his way to the open market. Look for a bank breaking deal to come for a guy that could change the face of a defense.
3Demaryius ThomasDenver BroncosWR27
No chance Thomas is leaving Denver. Look for John Elway to open up the checkbook for the 27-year old Thomas
4Dez BryantDallas CowboysWR26
Much like Demaryius Thomas, I can’t see Dez leaving Dallas. The writing has been on the wall for a new deal for a couple of months and I fully expect it to come long before the bell tolls on the free agency period.
5Darrelle RevisNew England PatriotsCB30
It’s becoming a yearly exercise for Revis to hit free agency. Revis has a $20 million option in New England and could restructure to stay put.
6Jason Pierre-PaulNew York GiantsDE26
JPP hasn’t regained his early career pass rush numbers but he’s still an all around force on the defensive line. Expect the 26-year old to convince another team to spend big on a boatload of talent.
7Julius ThomasDenver BroncosTE27
Will Denver be able to keep both of Peyton Manning’s top targets? Elway sure will try.
8DeMarco MurrayDallas CowboysRB27
Murray is a stud but he’s a 27-year old RB. Dallas would love to have him back but Dez Bryant’s new deal could stretch them too thin.
9Randall CobbGreen Bay PackersWR25
Cobb’s versatility and reliability could get him a new contract in Green Bay. The 25-year old isn’t likely to leave the confines of Lambeau or Aaron Rodgers.
10Jerry HughesBuffalo BillsOLB27
After being run out of Indy on the “bust train” Hughes has fairly quiet become an impact pass rusher.
11Mike IupatiSan Francisco 49ersOG28
Iupati is one of the best at his position in the league. I can’t see SF breaking the bank for a guard, so look for Iupati to wear a different uniform next season.
12Jeremy MaclinPhiladelphia EaglesWR27
Maclin resurrected himself after a devastating knee injury. Maclin has excelled this season despite shoddy QB play.
13Pernell McPheeBaltimore RavensOLB26
McPhee has shown he can pressure the QB fairly consistently since entering the league. 26-year old pass rushers get paid, so expect McPhee to look for a big deal on the open market.
14Bryan BulagaGreen Bay PackersOT26
Bulaga has been very solid in 2014, after spending two years on IR. His injury history is cause for concern but 26-year tackles that played the way Bulaga did this season are hard to come by.
15Greg HardyCarolina PanthersDE27
Hardy is a risk because of the off-the-field issues but there’s no doubt he’s a game changer as a pass rusher.
16Jared OdrickMiami DolphinsDT27
17Devin McCourtyNew England PatriotsS28
18Torrey SmithBaltimore RavensWR26
19Jason WorildsPittsburgh SteelersOLB27
20Terrance KnightonDenver BroncosDT29
21Brian OrakpoWashington RedskinsOLB29
22Nick FairleyDetroit LionsDT27
23Jabaal SheardCleveland BrownsOLB26
24Michael CrabtreeSan Francisco 49ersWR27
25Brian HoyerCleveland BrownsQB29