2010 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2010.
Jared Gaither (RFA), OT, Ravens. Age: 24. Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $2.4 million)
Franchise left tackles don't grow on trees, and the Ravens need to make sure they retain Jared Gaither. Gaither has a bit of a problem with penalties, but he allowed just four sacks in 11 starts. At just 24, he'll keep improving.
Jammal Brown (RFA), OT, Saints. Age: 29. Traded to Redskins for conditional 3rd-round pick
An elite left tackle, Jammal Brown would be at the top of the offensive tackle rankings if it wasn't for his recent injury history.
Marcus McNeill (RFA), OT, Chargers. Age: 26. Tendered by Chargers (1st, 3rd round)
A franchise left tackle, Marcus McNeill surrendered five sacks in 16 contests last season. McNeill has missed only two starts in his career.
The Steelers called Willie Colon their best offensive lineman. That's pretty sad, considering he allowed eight sacks from the right tackle position. That number is a bit misleading because Ben Roethlisberger often held on to the ball too long, but still.
Jermon Bushrod stepped in for an injured Jammal Brown and played relatively well. He still allowed 7.5 sacks, so don't think he's a franchise left tackle or anything.
Donald Penn (RFA), OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Buccaneers
Donald Penn has been solid in the past, but really struggled with his weight this year.
Shawn Andrews, OT, Eagles. Age: 27. Signed with Giants
Back problems? Check. Depression? Check. No love for the game of football? Check. Shawn Andrews is a waste of immense talent.
Chad Clifton, OT, Packers. Age: 34. Re-signed with Packers (3 years, $20 million; $7.5 million guaranteed)
Chad Clifton was great at left tackle for the Packers this year - or maybe it just seemed that way because everyone else Green Bay tried failed miserably. Unfortunately, Clifton is 34 and has an extensive injury history.
Flozell Adams, OT, Cowboys. Age: 35. Signed with Steelers (2 years)
Flozell Adams commits tons of penalties and is lost in pass protection, but can still open up huge running lanes. He can be a capable right tackle for the next couple of seasons.
Jeremy Trueblood (RFA), OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Buccaneers (1 year, $1.7 million)
Jeremy Trueblood is a solid run-blocker, but struggles in pass protection. He was whistled for a whopping 12 penalties in 2009.
No real objection to the Watkins pick for Cleveland in the 3rd, but if there is an olinemen there worthy of the pick it should be that. We need olinemen in a bad way. Also we are getting Desmond Bryant back and have Shelton, modern, and Nassib who is a promising prospect
Good mock draft. But as a life-long Raiders fan who watched every game I can tell you our LB corps was sufficient. The Media may not know names like Perry Riley Jr. or Ben Heeney but they played exceptionally well when called upon. An OLB to replace Malcolm Smith however would be a good idea. But I think we need a RB, one like D'onta Freeman or Dalvin Cook. Latavius is a poor RB who runs too upright and gives up at the end of runs. We can't always rely on Derek Carr to carry the team. Peppers is definitely an exceptional player but with Reggie Nelson, Karl Joseph, and of course, Khalil Mack, LB/S is not a pressing issue. Interior DL or RB.
What an exciting weekend of football that was and we're one step closer to the Super Bowl. Sadly, more teams have been set in their draft position after this weekend. Getting closer to the deadline to declare for the draft to help round out this draft class. As per usual please leave comments and reactions I always try to reply and give some feedback.