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NFL Signings 2011: Grading the Top 20 Massive Free Agent and Trade Acquisitions

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NFL Signings 2011: Grading the Top 20 Massive Free Agent and Trade Acquisitions
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Looking at trades hours or days after they are announced is always a risky thing to do—a quick reaction is not always the best reaction.

That's why we've waited four or five hours to digest the last three days' worth of NFL trades and acquisitions before letting it all out in one glorious information dump.

Sounds amazing, doesn't it?

While you will never win a trophy for the best offseason (sorry, Daniel Snyder), it is always fun to take a look at which teams have done the best work improving their teams thus far.

Who will come out on top? Will it be the Texans for breaking the market by signing the second-best cornerback available in Johnathan Joseph, or does a team like New England—who made two shocking trades today—come out on top?

A quick breakdown of our grading system inside:

Market: The grade assigned to the available talent at the player's position.

Value: The grade assigned to the value of compensation awarded, whether in contract or what was traded.

Fills a Need: A grade based on if the new player fills a need and/or fits the scheme of his new team.

Overall: The bottom-line, final grade.

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