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Gathering different free-agent views

2/27/2014

In the past few days, there have been multiple lists produced that rank 2014 free agents.

When compiling four of the lists -- from Greg Bedard of TheMMQB.com, Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com, Evan Silva of Rotoworld, and NFL.com's Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal -- let's piece it together to see if there is any consensus.

CB Aqib Talib

Bedard: 17th

Prisco/Kirwan: 19th

Silva: 10th

Wesseling/Rosenthal: 13th

Quick-hit thought: Consistent across the board, which reflects Talib's status as a top-20 talent.

WR Julian Edelman

Bedard: 58th

Prisco/Kirwan: 31st

Silva: 39th

Wesseling/Rosenthal: 46th

Quick-hit thought: A bit more of a disparity with Edelman, perhaps because of some skepticism on if he'd put up similar numbers in a different system.

RB LeGarrette Blount

Bedard: 52nd

Prisco/Kirwan: 94th

Silva: 110th

Wesseling/Rosenthal: 66th

Quick-hit thought: Pretty wide split on the big back, possibly because the Patriots revived his career and there is some doubt it would happen again elsewhere

LB Brandon Spikes

Bedard: 67th

Prisco/Kirwan: 67th

Silva: 47th

Wesseling/Rosenthal: 32nd

Quick-hit thought: A bit of a contrast, but Spikes draws across-the-board respect for his style of play.

C Ryan Wendell

Bedard: n/a

Prisco/Kirwan: 131st

Silva: 91st

Wesseling/Rosenthal: n/a

Quick-hit thought: Gritty center finds himself on the fringes of top lists, but should have suitors.