if the Saints would pass on home town once in a lifetime type of player in Leonard Fournette I would DIE!! Mark Ingram hasn't shown to be all that great. We will likely have a new young QB in a few years and a BEAST back would do him wonders. Hell he may help Brees last a little longer in that he won't have to pass 100 times a game. Delvin Breaux, PJ Williams, DeVante Harris, Ken Crawley, Damian Swann, and Kyle Wilson will be plenty enough depth at corner. The 2 UDFA corners have played good considering they are undrafted. I think PJ was gonna have a good year before the devastating concussion. We are missing Sheldon Rankins right now and our top 3 corners. This D isn't as bad as most think, but the devastating injuries to all our corners have killed us, which would happen to every team out there. Plus I'm scared of Bama corners BIG TIME!! They seem to bust or take forever to produce!!
Yeah the Patriots are just clamoring for an interior offensive lineman. After all they have Thuney and Mason as starters at guard with Jonathan Cooper and Ted Karras as back-ups and have a very good center in David Andrews. What the Patriots need is an offensive tackle because Sebastian Vollmer ain't getting any younger and hasn't really been fully healthy the last two seasons. If there's a great prospect at OT at the end of the first round the Patriots should take him. You're out of your tree if you think the Patriot's greatest need is an interior offensive lineman.
Yet again, I will follow Walt's lead for this draft order outside the fact that the Bears land the top pick over the 49ers or Browns, I have more faith in Cutler running into wins before I do with Kessler or Gabbert. Also, there are still some players not in the system such as the Illini DEs, Justin Evans and Malik Hooker at safety. Until they are in I will mock without them.
2014 NFL Free Agent Tracker: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2014.
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Travelle Wharton, G, Panthers. Age: 33.
Travelle Wharton was just a backup in the first month of the season, but he eventually took over the starting left guard position and was a monstrous blocker. He'll be 33 right after the 2014 NFL Draft.
Geoff Schwartz, G, Chiefs. Age: 28. Signed with Giants
Geoff Schwartz started in the second half of the season and was pretty dominant. He appears to be over a hip injury that knocked him out for the entire 2011 season.
Kevin Boothe, G, Giants. Age: 31. Signed with Raiders
Kevin Boothe isn't a spectacular starter, but he's not bad either. His best attribute is his versatility; he can play all three positions in the interior.
John Jerry, G, Dolphins. Age: 28. Signed with Giants
John Jerry is not a good fit for Miami's blocking scheme, so he should head elsewhere.
Willie Colon did a good job as the Jets' starting right guard this season, outside of his penalties. He pass protected very well. Unfortunately, he tore his biceps in the season finale.
Carl Nicks, G, Buccaneers. Age: 29.
Carl Nicks hasn't been able to play much over the past few years because of injuries. His future is in doubt, but he has loads of talent, so perhaps he can revive his career if he can somehow get healthy.
Brian Waters, G, Cowboys. Age: 37.
Brian Waters is a good blocker and an even better leader in the locker room, but he's 37 in February and happens to be coming off a season-ending triceps injury.
Zane Beadles, G, Broncos. Age: 27. Signed with Jaguars (5 years, $30 million)
Zane Beadles has played well in the past, but he struggled this previous season, especially in terms of pass protection.
Davin Joseph, G, Buccaneers. Age: 30. Signed with Rams
Davin Joseph used to be a talented guard, but a torn patellar tendon knocked him out for all of 2012 and caused him to struggle in 2013. He could bounce back, but he'll turn 31 in November.
Jon Asamoah, G, Chiefs. Age: 26. Signed with Falcons
Jon Asamoah was benched in the second half of the season, but he had actually blocked rather well when he was in the lineup. His replacement, Geoff Schwartz, was just better.
Harvey Dahl, G, Rams. Age: 33.
Harvey Dahl played well as recently as 2012 - he even performed admirably at right tackle in some starts back in 2011 - but he missed nine games this past season with knee and ankle injuries. He'll turn 33 in June, so his career is winding down.
Uche Nwaneri, G, Jaguars. Age: 30. Signed with Cowboys
It's strange that the Jaguars released one of their few skilled linemen. Uche Nwaneri's play has declined in recent seasons, but he's still average in both pass protection and run blocking.
Chad Rinehart, G, Chargers. Age: 29. Re-signed with Chargers (2 years)
Chad Rinehart is a decent guard. He might be ranked a little higher if he didn't constantly endure foot problems.
Daryn Colledge, G, Cardinals. Age: 32. Signed with Dolphins
Daryn Colledge isn't a bad lineman; he was simply released to free up $4.5 million in cap space. Colledge won't kill any team as a starter, but his best role would be as a solid reserve.
Shawn Lauvao, G, Browns. Age: 26. -- Signed with Redskins (4 years, $17 million)
Paul McQuistan, G, Seahawks. Age: 31. -- Signed with Browns
Richie Incognito, G, Dolphins. Age: 31.
Chris Williams, G, Rams. Age: 29. -- Signed with Bills (4 years, $13.5 million)
Mike Pollak, G, Bengals. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Bengals
Charlie Johnson, G, Vikings. Age: 30. -- Re-signed with Vikings (2 years, $2.5 million)
Leroy Harris, G, Lions. Age: 30.
Vladimir Ducasse, G, Jets. Age: 26. -- Signed with Vikings (1 year)
Gabe Carimi, G, Buccaneers. Age: 26. -- Signed with Falcons
Mike McGlynn, G, Colts. Age: 29. -- Signed with Redskins