While only four teams remain playing football this season, 28 other teams have the priority of figuring out how to improve for next season. For a lot of teams, free agency plays a big part in that improvement.
While many teams would love to throw money at players like Ryan Clady and Greg Jennings, they won't all have the funds to sign the marquee free agents.
While the impact of big names are usually immediately noticeable, occasionally there are some good movies in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart.
This post will look at the deeper names in the free-agent class that could give a team a boost in a needed area without breaking the bank with a big contract. The on-field production of these players will outweigh their lack of a big name.
Of course, "over the top" is a somewhat objective term as the same player might not have as big of an impact on a team picking in the top five in the draft as one that got eliminated in the playoffs. All of these players could bring an improvement to whatever team brings them in next season.
All contract numbers from Spotrac.