Bill Polian and other ESPN Insider NFL analysts evaluated the 2016 free-agent class. For deeper analysis, sign up for Insider. This database accounts for both official signings and agreements in principle.

  • Elite, franchise-altering players
  • Good players worthy of multi-year contracts
  • Average players
  • Minimum salary players
  • POSITION
  • 2015 TEAM
  • 2016 TEAM
  • GRADE
UFA
SIGNED
Damon
Harrison
DT
B+
UFA
SIGNED
Akiem
Hicks
DT
B+
UFA
SIGNED
Malik
Jackson
DT
B+
UFA
SIGNED
Steve
McLendon
DT
B+
UFA
SIGNED
Brandon
Mebane
NT
B+
UFA
SIGNED
Ahtyba
Rubin
DT
B+
UFA
SIGNED
Ian
Williams
NT
B+
UFA
SIGNED
Mitch
Unrein
DT
B
RFA
SIGNED
Stefan
Charles
DT
B-
UFA
SIGNED
Jarvis
Jenkins
DT
B-
UFA
Kyle
Love
DT
B-
UFA
Tony
McDaniel
DT
B-
UFA
Henry
Melton
DT
B-
UFA
Cam
Thomas
DT
B-
UFA
SIGNED
Terrance
Knighton
DT
C+
UFA
SIGNED
Tyrunn
Walker
DT
C+
RFA
Corbin
Bryant
DT
C
UFA
Barry
Cofield
DT
C
UFA
Jermelle
Cudjo
DT
C
UFA
Leger
Douzable
DT
C
UFA
SIGNED
Kenrick
Ellis
DT
C
UFA
SIGNED
Nick
Fairley
DT
C
UFA
SIGNED
Kedric
Golston
NT
C
UFA
SIGNED
Letroy
Guion
DT
C
RFA
Tony
Jerod-Eddie
DT
C
RFA
Abry
Jones
DT
C
UFA
Mike
Martin
DT
C
UFA
SIGNED
Haloti
Ngata
DT
C
RFA
SIGNED
Sealver
Siliga
DT
C
Cut
SIGNED
Paul
Soliai
DT
C
RFA
Damion
Square
NT
C
UFA
Devon
Still
DT
C
UFA
SIGNED
Cedric
Thornton
DT
C
UFA
SIGNED
Courtney
Upshaw
DT
C
UFA
Kevin
Williams
DT
C
UFA
Al
Woods
DT
C
UFA
SIGNED
Pat
Sims
DT
C-
UFA
SIGNED
Red
Bryant
DT
D
UFA
Sammie
Hill
NT
D