Mario Williams: A
This is great for player and team. Williams gets to go to a team where he will be the top defensive guy. He was surrounded by a great cast in Houston. In Buffalo, he'll be part of a rebuilding team that does have some good talent.
For Buffalo, they got the player they needed to get: an impact pass-rusher. They struggled so badly last year at pressuring quarterbacks. Now they'll have someone who can terrorize passers.
Carl Nicks: A
Another excellent deal. The Bucs did an amazing job in the first three days of free agency. They nabbed three players that fill big needs for them and they surrounded their young quarterback with players who can help him rebound from a tough, tough season. This was a great deal.
Eric Wright: C
Not a fan. Not for a five-year deal. He's a borderline player who impresses in spurts. There were and still are better corners on the market in my opinion. Too much money and the only miss that Tampa might have made in their frenzy.
Brandon Carr: A
Time will tell if Dallas got a corner that's worth a five-year pact or whether they got a mirage. I'm going to bet with the former. Carr is coming on strong and has the tools to be a beast for the Cowboys, who desperately needed a corner who could make some plays and actually cover opponents.
They got it right.
Laurent Robinson: I
I give this an incomplete. I don't see enough tape on Robinson. Jacksonville has needed a receiver for years and I'm not sure they got their guy yet. A big part of the success or failure of this deal is whether or not Blaine Gabbert develops into a guy who can get him the ball. Robinson has talent, but he's getting the No. 1 job. Has he earned that? Not yet.