The NFL free agency period is almost upon us, and there are quite a few positions that are deep with talent. Teams looking to upgrade key spots on their rosters will have a plethora of choices. Here are a few of the key positions to look for: by by
5. Tight End
Every quarterback needs a safety valve- a player they can go to for a clutch third down conversion. There is no position better suited for that job than a tight end.
There are several solid tight ends set to hit the market: Austin Hooper, Eric Ebron, and Charles Clay are just few names that could contribute in a new situation. Hooper, alone found the end zone six times last season. If your team needs a tight end, this might be the time to grab one.
4. Defensive End
A dominant pass rush can go a long way- just ask the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles. The 2020 free agency period will see a lot of great pass rushers hit the open market. Some of the big names include Vic Beasley, Kyle Van Noy and Robert Quinn. Any of these players could make an immediate impact on any defense going into next season.
The linebacker position has one of the most sought-after prizes of this year’s free agency class: Jadeveon Clowney. If your defense is halfway decent, a player such as Clowney could make them elite. In 11 starts last season, he totaled four forced fumbles. Also joining him in free agency are Barkevious Mingo and Shaquil Barrett. If you need help in the middle, now may be the time to buy.
The talent level of the cornerbacks available this offseason is off the charts. There are multiple Pro Bowl players set to test the free agency waters. This includes All-Pro Byron Jones, and Super Bowl champion Chris Harris Jr. Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills will also be available when free agency opens. If your team wants to sure up the back-end of their defense, the time is now.
There are literally multiple soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterbacks who could be finding new homes. In addition, there are some backups who probably earned starting roles with their play this past season. From Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, and Drew Brees to Teddy Bridgewater and Ryan Tannehill, this free agency period is loaded with quarterbacks that catapult any team into relevancy.