As teams move into the minicamp portion of their off-season practice, there are still plenty of quality players in the free agency market looking to catch a team before training camp begins near the end. July.
Here are the five best players still:
DeAndre Hopkins, WR
While there’s no shortage of teams interested in adding Hopkins, the problem is that the 30-year-old recipient is request report Money from Odell Beckham Jr. ($18 million). Many teams that are seriously interested in Hopkins, two-year-old freshman out of four consecutive 1,000-yard running seasons, don’t have that kind of limit space.
But if the former professional bowler decides how much money he wants, the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans are all in demand for the position, and Hopkins would be a boon. immediate promotion for this position. WR rooms of those teams.
Yannick Ngakoue, Germany
It’s amazing that Ngakoue is still available as he is only 28 years old and still one of the top passers in the league. He led the Colts with 9.5 pitches last season and ranked second on the team for close-ups (44) and QBs (16) and third for hurdles (23) .
Ngakoue has never had less than eight tackles or 44 pressurings in a season, and he could make sense for a team looking to fend off one side of their rushing pass like the Bears, Chiefs, Falcons, Giants, Packers or Titans.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB
Even though the 2022 season was Elliott’s worst season statistically, he still had 12 touchdowns and nearly 900 yards on the ground when split time with Tony Pollard. However, Elliott’s biggest problem isn’t whether teams believe he’s at the end of his career, but rather the teams don’t want to spend a lot of money running backwards. The two top freestyle full-backs, Miles Sanders and David Montgomery, are both signed contracts for four years or less and $6.25 million or less per year.
Elliott has had double-digit rush touches in three of the past four seasons, including the past two. He may not be as close to 1,400 yards as he once was, but with a reasonable salary (between $3 million and $4 million), he could be very meaningful to teams that need RB depth. like the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos or New York Jets.
Frank Clark, DE
At just 29 years old, Clark is still a dependable speed runner who should be good for at least five sacks, possibly more in the right system. Even though it’s been four seasons since Clark’s double-digit number of sackings, he’s consistently been placed in midfield, averaging 54 close-ups, 40 hurdles and 16 QBs per season. season.
Teams can never have too many good passers and Clark could be an option for some teams that need a winger including the Bears, Bengals, Broncos, Colts, Falcons, Giants or Vikings.
Carson Wentz, QB
While Wentz’s starting days may be behind him after two poor years with the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Commanders, the former #2 overall pick could be an option for a team looking Find a mentor for a young midfielder or a solid, reliable backup.
Teams like the Green Bay Packers, who might want a veteran to ease Jordan Love into his first year as a full-time starter, or the Las Vegas Raiders, one of the Jimmy Garoppolo traumatized or debilitated by the time he turns 37- ex Brian Hoyer or rookie Aidan O’Connell, make sense as Wentz’s potential landing spots.