NFL’s Top 10 free agents to watch out for: Who’s on top this 2023 season?

The NFL offseason is in full swing and free agency has officially begun, with teams across the league vying for the top available players.

The biggest name on the market is none other than Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is currently on the non-exclusive franchise tag.

If a team does decide to sign Jackson, the Ravens have five days to match the offer. If they decline, they will receive two first-round picks in return. Jackson is one of the most dynamic players in the league, with a 45-16 record in his 61 starts since entering the league in 2018.

He’s also one of six players in NFL history to reach 100-plus passing touchdowns and 4,000-plus rushing yards in a career, and the fastest to reach the mark by 31 games.

Top 10 free agents in 2023

Here’s a look at the top 10 free agents available, according to Pete Prisco’s top 100 free agent rankings:

  1. Lamar Jackson
  2. Jadeveon Clowney
  3. Dalton Schultz
  4. Rock Ya-Sin
  5. Yannick Ngakoue
  6. Dalton Risner
  7. D.J. Chark
  8. Chris Wormley
  9. Odell Beckham Jr.
  10. Taylor Rapp

Which teams will roll the dice on the Top 10 NFL free agents?

Jadeveon Clowney is another big name on the list, but his 2021 season wasn’t up to his usual standards, with just 29 pressures and two sacks in 12 games. Dalton Schultz is a standout tight end who has been one of the best pass catchers at his position in recent years, while Rock Ya-Sin is a reliable corner who can shut down opposing receivers.

Yannick Ngakoue is a top-notch pass rusher, but his value may be limited due to his struggles against the run. Meanwhile, Dalton Risner has been a solid starter since his rookie season in 2020, but has been better in pass protection than in the run game.

D.J. Chark missed eight games last season, but showed flashes of brilliance when he was on the field. Chris Wormley may not be flashy, but he’s a reliable veteran who can hold up against the run. Odell Beckham Jr. is coming off a torn ACL, but was playing at an elite level before the injury, and Taylor Rapp is a physical safety who can line up in a variety of positions.

As free agency continues to heat up, teams will be hoping to land one of these top 10 free agents to bolster their rosters and increase their chances of success in the upcoming season.