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PFW Identifies Top 100 NFL Free Agents for 2012

By Chris Malumphy

Mike Wilkening of ProFootballWeekly.com has compiled PFW's top 100 free agents in the NFL for 2012. His article ranks the top 100 free agents from best to worst and provides capsule comments for each player including age and type of free agency (restricted, unrestricted, franchise player, etc.). Check it out.

DraftHistory.com provides information on when those top 100 free agents were drafted or went unselected below.

Where Top NFL Free Agents for 2012 Were Drafted
Position Name Team Year Round Pick Player Drafted By College
QBAlex Smith49ers200511149ersUtah
Vince YoungEagles2006133TitansTexas
Jason CampbellRaiders200512525RedskinsAuburn
Drew BreesSaints20012132ChargersPurdue
Chad HenneDolphins200822657DolphinsMichigan
Kyle OrtonChiefs200545106BearsPurdue
Matt FlynnPackers200872209PackersLouisiana State
Brian HoyerPatriots2009    Michigan State
RBCedric BensonBengals2005144BearsTexas
Marshawn LynchSeahawks200711212BillsCalifornia
Matt ForteBears200821344BearsTulane
Ray RiceRavens200822455RavensRutgers
Michael BushRaiders200741100RaidersLouisville
Michael RobinsonSeahawks20064310049ersPenn State
Peyton HillisBrowns2008720227BroncosArkansas
Arian FosterTexans2009    Tennessee
BenJarvus Green-EllisPatriots2008    Indiana
Mike TolbertChargers2008    Coastal Carolina
WRTed Ginn Jr.49ers2007199DolphinsOhio State
Dwayne BoweChiefs200712323ChiefsLouisiana State
Robert MeachemSaints200712727SaintsTennessee
Reggie WayneColts200113030ColtsMiami (FL)
Eddie RoyalBroncos200821142BroncosVirginia Tech
DeSean JacksonEagles200821849EaglesCalifornia
Vincent JacksonChargers200522961ChargersNorthern Colorado
Laurent RobinsonCowboys200731175FalconsIllinois State
Early DoucetCardinals200831881CardinalsLouisiana State
Harry DouglasFalcons200832184FalconsLouisville
Mike WallaceSteelers200932084SteelersMississippi
Mario ManninghamGiants200833295GiantsMichigan
Brandon LloydRams200342712449ersIllinois
Pierre GarconColts2008639205ColtsMount Union
Marques ColstonSaints2006744252SaintsHofstra
Wes WelkerPatriots2004    Texas Tech
TEJeremy ShockeyPanthers200211414GiantsMiami (FL)
John CarlsonSeahawks20082738SeahawksNotre Dame
Fred DavisRedskins200821748RedskinsUSC
Martellus BennettCowboys200823061CowboysTexas A&M
Visanthe ShiancoeGiants200332791GiantsMorgan State
TJared GaitherRavens2007s500RavensMaryland
Carl NicksSaints2008529164SaintsNebraska
Demetrius BellBills2008712219BillsNorthwestern State
GBen GrubbsRavens200712929RavensAuburn
Evan MathisEagles200531579PanthersAlabama
Jeremy ZuttahBuccaneers200832083BuccaneersRutgers
Reggie NelsonBengals199958141ChargersMcNeese State
Chris MyersTexans2005626200BroncosMiami (FL)
Mike BrisielTexans2006    Colorado State
CNick HardwickChargers20043366ChargersPurdue
Scott WellsPackers2004750251PackersTennessee
DEAndre CarterPatriots200117749ersCalifornia
Aaron MaybinJets200911111BillsPenn State
John AbrahamFalcons200011313JetsSouth Carolina
Anthony SpencerCowboys200712626CowboysPurdue
Calais CampbellCardinals200821950CardinalsMiami (FL)
Jason JonesTitans200822354TitansEastern Michigan
Kendall LangfordDolphins20083366DolphinsHampton
Cliff AvrilLions200832992LionsPurdue
Robert MathisColts200353138ColtsAlabama A&M
Mark AndersonPatriots2006527159BearsAlabama
Jeremy MinceyJaguars2006622191PatriotsFlorida
Antonio GarayChargers2003622195BrownsBoston College
Israel IdonijeBears2003    Manitoba
Michael BennettBuccaneers2009    Texas A&M
DTBrodrick BunkleyBroncos200611414EaglesFlorida State
Sione PouhaJets200532488JetsUtah
Paul SoliaiDolphins200749108DolphinsUtah
Jarret JohnsonRavens2003412109RavensAlabama
Red BryantSeahawks2008422121SeahawksTexas A&M
Aubrayo FranklinSaints2003511146RavensTennessee
LBMario WilliamsTexans2006111TexansNorth Carolina State
Manny LawsonBengals20061222249ersNorth Carolina State
Curtis LoftonFalcons20082637FalconsOklahoma
E.J. HendersonVikings20032840VikingsMaryland
Stephen TullochLions2006419116TitansNorth Carolina State
London FletcherRedskins1998    John Carroll
David HawthorneSeahawks2008    Texas Christian
DBLaRon LandryRedskins2007166RedskinsLouisiana State
Carlos Rogers49ers2005199RedskinsAuburn
Michael GriffinTitans200711919TitansTexas
Aaron RossGiants200712020GiantsTexas
Reggie NelsonBengals200712121JaguarsFlorida
Tracy PorterSaints20082940SaintsIndiana
Eric WrightLions200722153BrownsNevada-Las Vegas
Richard MarshallCardinals200622658PanthersFresno State
Terrell ThomasGiants200823263GiantsUSC
Lardarius WebbRavens200932488RavensNicholls State
Thomas DeCoudFalcons200833598FalconsCalifornia
Tyvon BranchRaiders200841100RaidersConnecticut
Dashon Goldson49ers200742712649ersWashington
Brandon CarrChiefs200855140ChiefsGrand Valley State
Cortland FinneganTitans200677215TitansSamford
Dimitri PattersonBrowns2005    Tuskegee
Brent GrimesFalcons2006    Shippensburg
KJosh ScobeeJaguars200455137JaguarsLouisiana Tech
Phil DawsonBrowns1998    Texas
Jay FeelyCardinals1999    Michigan
Matt PraterBroncos2006    Central Florida
PMat McBriarCowboys2003    Hawaii
Steve WeatherfordGiants2006    Illinois

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