2013 NFL Free Agency: Ranking the 5 Best Free Agent Signings

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Dec. 23, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) is tackled by Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Karlos Dansby (58) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

As mentioned in a previous article, the Arizona Cardinals probably and potentially had one of the most successful and aggressive free-agent periods in recent memory.  So in anticipation of the NFL season, I will try to attempt a ranking of the five best free-agent signings during this offseason.

However, most NFL fans know that trying to rank the best signings before the season is almost pointless, because there are always so many factors involved in deciding who are or will be the best or most productive on the football field.

After all, there has not even been a training camp yet that will decide the depth chart. There are also scheme fits that will come into play with each incoming free agent.  Furthermore, there are always injury concerns, that always come in to play in this extremely physical sport.  So attempting to rank the five best free-agent signings can be somewhat hard, but I will do just that.

Here is my best guess at the five best free agent signings this year.

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  • ryan C

    Are you smoking crack? Dansby a “clutch performer”? “Leadership skills”? The same leadership skills that had him showing up to training camp 30lb overweight several years ago? Ahahaha… Yeremiah bell too. He’s slow and a major liability in coverage. If it wasn’t for arizona taking a flyer on him as a stop-gap he would be out of the league already. Mendenhall is done too, put a nail in him. He can’t stay healthy and he’s too old to return to being a difference maker. The cardinals look poised to have a shot at a top pick in the next 2 years once their aging free agent bandaids fail.

    • BrentonJ

      Hello Ryan, sorry for the delay. Perhaps you will be right in your analysis. Yes Dansby did have some issues early on in his career but I think he has come along way. As for Bell yes he does have some miles on him but I love his leadership skills hopefully he has a year or two left in the tank. Will see about Mendenhall. He is only 25 so I am not sure that he is washed up yet but we will see. Perhaps you are right. Thanks for reading Ryan, I really do appreciate it.