The Super Bowl has been played, and the NFL offseason is finally upon us. As we look forward to the 2012 NFL Draft, veteran players will inevitably be forced to find new homes across the NFL.
Taking into consideration team needs, the status of each franchise and countless draft scenarios, I have selected one free agent for every NFL team this offseason. This is not about dream acquisitions but smart ones that address a hole that must be filled albeit fantastical in a few instances for the sake of interest.
The rules are simple: Restricted free agents have not been considered due to the cost to acquire them. Selections are made with the idea that key free agents from teams of focus will be retained but that unrestricted free-agent options from all 31 remaining teams are fair game. Each player can only be selected once.
Granted, there is no way I could predict exactly who may join the fray after being allowed to leave for reasons outside of expiring contracts, but I did the best I possibly could without making too many assumptions.