We all know the big-name veteran NFL free agents who are seasoned performers in the league, but who are the guys who will provide their new teams with sustained performance over time?
Dwight Freeney is a top-tier 2013 free agent. His playing days are coming to an end, though, making him more of a stopgap for a contending team than a long-term solution for a rebuilding squad.
That shouldn’t and won’t deter teams from pursuing him.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are several players who are not only proven producers but have the potential to be mainstays in the NFL.
Let’s take a look at the most promising of these up-and-coming stars among 2013 free agents.