The top NFL free agents per position (NFL teams are allowed to sign free agents starting Tuesday):
The NFL job fair constantly teems with possession receivers and butterfingered fast guys looking for employment. So it is this year, which is why Wallace and Jennings should make some scratch.
Mike Wallace: His 13.1 yards per catch last year was his career low by 3.5 yards, but his eight touchdowns maintained his career average.
Greg Jennings: Hell be 30 in September, so is he still as fast as he is unreliable (missed 11 regular-season games over the past two seasons).
Theres no future Hall of Famer looking for a new drivers seat this year and the last Super Bowl-winning quarterback just got locked down.
Matt Moore: Didnt hurt the Dolphins in 2011 as a starter, when he had a 16-9 TD/INT ratio, or in his 2012 backup appearances.
Jason Campbell: A serviceable backup, which is the best you can realistically hope for in free agency.
Young, healthy running backs usually dont reach free agency. They get locked down contractually until theyre older, damaged running backs.
Rashard Mendenhall: The official injury to the 25-year-olds ACL is less worrisome to teams than the unofficial injury to his attitude.
Reggie Bush: As long as you dont expect him to play 16 games, properly used, hes still plastique in pads.
The guys who protect the pass rusher and the big prize is also the big question mark.
Jake Long: He wants a big pile of 2013 cash to show people he can still be the 2009 Jake Long.
Andre Smith: Played well in starting 30 games over the last two years.
Everyone likes long-armed tackles. At guard, the key is finding a mauler if you run straight power, someone at tad more nimble if you run a zone scheme.
Andy Levitre: The 26-year-old had perfect attendance, starting every Buffalo game of his four-year career. Dependability sells.
Phil Loadholt: Enormous (6-8, 340) and experienced (started every game in his four-year career).
Much like speed wide receivers, tight ends who can get up the seam and split the defense wide open usually dont hit the market.
Dustin Keller: Though hes coming off an injury that limited him to eight games last season, Kellers a good safety blanket for a young quarterback.
Delanie Walker: The tight end youd hear about in San Francisco if Vernon Davis wasnt there.
Rob Bironas: His history of distance and clutch kicks overshadows last years slump from 40-49 yards (five of 10).
Steven Hauschka: All three 2012 misses were beyond at or beyond 50 yards and has kicked well in damp Seattle.
Chicago franchising Henry Melton and the Dolphins franchising Randy Starks kept the two best defensive tackles. So heres the best of the rest.
Desmond Bryant: At 6-6, 310 pounds, this 27-year-old brings not just bulk, but up the middle length that gets in passing lanes.
Alan Branch: Started 31 games for Seattle over the last two years after being a backup with Arizona.
This years crop looks like a bunch of defensive end Neil ODonnells: above average guys wholl make more than they should because theyre the best this year in a coveted role.
Paul Kruger: Made an awful lot of plays for the Super Bowl champions as the guy on the other side of Terrell Suggs.
Cliff Avril: An ace pass rusher wholl have a tough time against the run.
A group so underwhelming the top five guys hitting free agency might not be able to win jobs from the top five retiring.
Dannell Ellerbe: 92 tackles in 13 games only seven of which were starts.
Rey Maualuga: Just turned 26, started every game last year, in fact, has only not started one game in his career.
Everybody wants Ed Reed. Not the 11-year veteran Ed Reed who might be available and a year or two from retirement. They want the 2004 Ed Reed reincarnated on patrol in their secondary.
Dashon Goldson: A significant 6-2 piece of a terrific San Francisco defense
William Moore: Picking off 11 passes over the last three years might make up for missing eight games over the last two.
With teams lining up in three and four wideout as a standard set, teams tend to hang onto any corners they can get.
Aqib Talib: A team with a strong coach and locker room to give him structure gets the most talented free agent corner.
Keenan Lewis: Consistency for the Steelers and led the NFL in passes knocked down.