The bulk of the players in the NFL free-agent crop have already found new homes and donned new jerseys, but there are still guys on the open market who can make an immediate impact.
Starters are waiting to be plucked from the depths of despair and lifted onto an active roster where they can showcase their skills and prove that they were available for far too long. But which current free agents are worthy of such a distinction?
Let's wade through free agency and find players who can legitimately be Week 1 starters for whatever organization brings them in. In doing so, we will skip over punters and kickers, as any of those players that are signed are expected to start.
There are at least 12 players who fit the criteria. Some are obvious, such as Dwight Freeney and Andre Smith, but who will be joining them in the ranks?
Let's start with a safety who has been hiding in plain sight in Jacksonville.