The 2023 NFL free agent class is loaded, especially at defensive line, offensive line, defensive back and running back. Free agency officially opened on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET and deals can now be finalized, though many players agreed to terms earlier this week during the negotiating period. So with all that in mind, here is our ranking of the top 100 players on the open market.
To make the 1-100 ranking, we factored in each player's age, positional value (QBs get a boost), expected future production and scheme versatility. Restricted and exclusive free agents, for whom the original teams have the right of first refusal, are not included. Which playmakers and impact players will land big deals? Let's jump in and look at the best available players from 1 to 100.
1. Orlando Brown Jr., OT
Signing with: Cincinnati Bengals | Age entering 2023 season: 27
At 6-foot-8 and 340 pounds, Brown is a massive performer in the run game who uses his frame to compensate for average foot and body quickness in pass pro. During the 2022 regular season, he had a pass block win rate of 91.8% when blocking for Patrick Mahomes, which ranked 18th among all NFL offensive tackles. Brown played on the franchise tag in 2022 and surely is looking for a huge multiyear contract this offseason.