NFL free agency will soon arrive this March. With its arrival comes an opportunity for teams to upgrade at important positions. Smart decisions in free agency allow NFL teams to slowly mold their roster into championship material, while bad decisions set back franchises for years.
Whether its picking up that final veteran presence to put a team over the top, or stealing a star player away from their old team one thing is for sure—free agency provides franchises with an opportunity that can’t be found elsewhere.
The 2012 NFL free-agency class is one of the best in recent memory, and the players at the top are the best of the best at their respective positions. Teams lucky enough to land these players will immediately upgrade their roster in a big way.
This list examines the best players available at each position on the field. Restricted free agents are mostly omitted because it's unlikely they will actually hit the open market. For the rest, there’s a chance they could return to their old team, but anything is possible once free agency opens.
One of the most exciting times to be an NFL fan is rapidly approaching.
Here are the three best players at each position when free agency opens in March: