Nnamdi Asomugha Leads Crew of NFL Defensive Back Free Agents

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Nnamdi Asomugha, CB: is the #1 free agent for 2011. The 30 year old won’t be staying with Oakland as they have serious cap issues that will hinder them from resigning the star.  Asomugha is lights out and arguably one of the leagues top three shut down corners. He’s getting old and will cost serious coin but he’s sure to go quickly during free agency. The Texans are an ideal fit. They have a desperate need for a stud CB, they are potential playoff team, and Houston is two hours away from Asomugha hometown Lafayette, LA.

Antonio Cromartie, CB: hasn’t produced another 60 tackle season like 2008 but he’s been a force nonetheless. With 42 tackles and 3 interceptions in 2010 Cromartie is force in coverage. The 27 year old former ACC stud is the 2nd best CB free agent and will certainly sign within hours of Nnamdi Asomugha signing elsewhere. We think he’s staying with the New York Jets.

Quintin Mikell, S: is a solid safety who performs well in coverage and provides quality run support. The Pro Bowler was recently deemed “the most underrated player in the NFL” by Pro Football Focus. It may seem as if he’s under the radar but don’t kid yourself. He’s not. Reports have linked Mikell to the Panthers and Rams.

Josh Wilson, CB: Wilson, 26, was ranked No. 50 among this year's free agents. His speed and ability to play man coverage will undoubtedly attract teams in free agency. Baltimore drafted Jimmy Smith and it would seem that Wilson is the odd man out. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would love to pick up the former Maryland standout. With Aqib Talib likely being suspended for his off the field behavior Ronde Barber will need help against the Falcons and Saints powerful passing attacks.

Chris Carr, CB: Speaking of Baltimore, if the Ravens choose to resign Josh Wilson then Carr default as the odd man out. Carr is a special teams freak but may be a product of the Ravens aggressive scheme. The Jets would be happy to pick him up should they loss Cromartie.

Ike Taylor, CB: may be leaving Steel Town. Despite the Steelers repeatedly stating that Taylor is a top priority, the six-time superbowl organization likely doesn’t have the cap space to resign the veteran corner. Taylor has a pretty good reputation and is coming off a decent year but may also be a product of the Steelers defensive scheme. If the Lions lose out on the other top tier corners they may be able to snag the Steeler veteran.


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