2019 NFL Draft: 20 Best Free Agent Players. Where Did They Sign?

2019 NFL Draft: 20 Best Free Agent Players. Where Did They Sign?

2019 NFL Draft

2019 NFL Draft: 20 Best Free Agent Players. Where Did They Sign?

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10. CB Saivion Smith, Alabama

A great-sized corner with the 6-1, 200-pound size to potentially work as a safety if needed. There’s no flash, and he’s going to need time to grow into the role of a starting corner – or a free safety – but the Jaguars don’t necessarily need him to become a star right away. If he can stick, he’ll eventually be a nice piece of the great defensive puzzle.

Original Projection: Fourth Round
Signed By: Jacksonville

9. WR Anthony Johnson, Buffalo

An ultra-productive catching machine who somehow fell through the cracks, he’s a crafty target with a physical 6-2, 210-pound frame. He might not be an NFL No. 1 target, but he should shine as a reliable go-to target who’ll grab everything that comes his way. Throw it at him, and he’ll fight and go get it.

Original Projection: Fourth Round
Signed By: Tampa Bay

8. RB Elijah Holyfield, Georgia

The 217-pounder brings the expected thump as Evander’s son, but he dropped out of the draft because his painfully slow 4.78 40. There’s no questioning his toughness, and he’s more productive than he got credit for in his offseason workouts. He might not be a flash, but he averaged 6.4 yards per carry last year with 1,018 yards and seven scores. There’s a shot he finds an instant role around the goal line.

Original Projection: Fifth Round
Signed By: Carolina

7. Terrill Hanks, New Mexico State

There’s a lot there to like. He’s a big power-hitter with 242-pound bulk and the toughness to be a volume tackler against the run. The speed, though, isn’t there, pushing the 5.0 range in the 40. He’ll start out making the Dolphins as a special teamer, but he might just find a home on the inside of the linebacking corps after a little bit of work.

Original Projection: Fifth Round
Signed By: Miami

6. OG Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin

The size and overall skill are there to work in a variety of spots. While he can be tried out at right tackle, his potential is at guard with the ability to wall off his man and even blast away a bit. He’s quick, has 6-6, 310-pound size, and again, he could be a nice swing blocker, but the skills aren’t there at a high enough level to be a sure-thing starter.

Original Projection: Fourth Round
Signed By: UNSIGNED

5. LB TJ Edwards, Wisconsin

It’s not a total surprise that he went undrafted. He’s undersized, and he’s not at that fast, but he’s always working and he’s always in on plays. The instincts are undeniable, and he’s not bad in pass coverage. He should’ve been an easy Day Three pick on his intangibles and production, and now he might just be a steal for the Eagles as a part of their linebacker rotation.

Original Projection: Fourth Round
Signed By: Philadelphia

4. Tyree Jackson, Buffalo

Someone should’ve taken a shot at him in the late rounds. He needs a whole lot of work, he needs a whole lot of seasoning, and he needs a whole lot of time. But with his 6-7, 249-pound size and the best arm in the draft – and with his mobility – the tools are undeniable. The accuracy and consistency aren’t there, but for Buffalo, he has the Josh Allen upside to be special … with time.

Original Projection: Fourth Round
Signed By: Buffalo

3. LB Te’von Coney, Notre Dame

This just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. The 234-pound big-hitter was good enough to be a key leader of a strong Irish defense, comping up with 313 stops and with the ability to suck up everything that comes his way. However, he doesn’t have any one true NFL tool to work off of. As long as he’s kept between the hash marks – and is surrounded by speed – he’ll make a whole lot of plays.

Original Projection: Third Round
Signed By: Oakland

2. DT Gerald Willis, Miami

Of course Baltimore gets the terrific undervalued defensive talent with the chip on his shoulder. He’s not huge, he’s underpowered, and he has to be an interior pass rusher to make an impact, but he should’ve been a late Day Two guy. Now he’ll find a role as part of the Raven defensive tackle rotation as long as he doesn’t have to be a big-time run defender.

Original Projection: Third Round
Signed By: Baltimore

1. WR Emanuel Hall, Missouri

It’s not crazy to suggest that he’s going to be the most impactful player in the Bear draft class. There are some good talents in the late rounds – Iowa State RB David Montgomery will be solid – but the 6-2, 200-pound Hall could rip apart defenses and be a devastating deep threat for Mitchell Trubisky. With his 4.3 speed, he’ll do one thing, but he’ll do it really well.

Original Projection: Fourth Round
Signed By: Chicago

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