NFL Free Agency: Best Offensive Players Still on the Market After Day 2

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IMarch 14, 2013

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21: Dustin Keller #81 of the New York Jets catches a pass against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Day 2 of NFL free agency is officially in the books and there are still some great offensive players left on the market for teams to sign.

There are a lot of teams out there who need an upgrade on offense, whether it be a star wide receiver, running back or another position.

Former St. Louis Rams back Steven Jackson is still on the market, as is former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (although the chance remains that he could stay with the only team he's ever known). 

Dustin Keller, formerly of the New York Jets, is the top tight end left on the market and could be a huge asset to any team that signs him.

Let's take a look at why each of these players are the top offensive studs left in free agency.


Steven Jackson, Running Back

Jackson has been the model of consistency throughout his career. The former Rams running back has notched 1,000 rushing yards in each of the last eight seasons and has played in 14 games or more in seven of nine seasons.

In the two seasons Jackson played 12 games, 2007 and 2008, he still was able to compile 1,000 total rushing yards.

Adding to his versatility, Jackson has also been a threat catching the ball out of the backfield. He has gained over 300 yards receiving seven times and his best season came in 2006 when he caught 90 passes for 806 yards and three touchdowns.

Just imagine what Jackson could have done if he had a better team around him throughout the course of his impressive career.

A lot of the talk this offseason has been about Reggie Bush being the best running back option, but in fact it's Jackson who has been far more proven and durable in his career.


Greg Jennings, Wide Receiver

There's a good chance Jennings returns to Green Bay when the dust settles, but until then, he's still available.

Jennings has been a valuable piece of the Packers' passing attack over the past seven seasons as a big target on the outside for Aaron Rodgers to throw to.

Aside from great hands, Jennings has broken the 1,000-yard mark three times during his career, with his best season coming in 2010 when he compiled 1,265 yards and 12 touchdowns. Injuries limited him to 13 games in 2007 and 2011, but he still put up fantastic numbers befitting of a No. 1 wideout.

Jennings is also a deep threat who can make game-changing plays in the blink of an eye.

As long as he's healthy, Jennings in one of the elite receivers in the NFL. It's a bit of a surprise he's still on the market at this point, but someone is bound to pay him the big bucks very soon.


Dustin Keller, Tight End

Keller is a little under the radar as one of the better tight ends in the league, but that's because he's been unable to fully shine in the Jets' inept passing attack.

Keller gained 500 yards or more in each of his first four seasons, but failed to break that mark in 2012 after dealing with injuries that cut his playing time short. Despite catching passes from Mark Sanchez for the majority of his career, Keller has still gotten into the end zone 17 total times.

His best season came in 2011 when he caught 65 passes for 815 yards.

A change of scenery is very much needed for Keller as the Jets ship continues to sink, and his potential will never be fully realized unless he has a better quarterback throwing to him.

Whoever signs him may be getting a big steal this offseason.