2022 NFL free agency: Making a full team with available players

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NFL Free Agency: Von Miller #40 of the Los Angeles Rams reacts after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

2022 NFL Free Agency Defense – Linebackers and EDGE

Linebacker, A.J. Johnson

A.J. Johnson is one of the better linebackers in the NFL.  He possesses great east-to-west speed and has above-average pass rush ability for his position.

Linebacker, Dont’a Hightower

Even though he is over 30 years old, Hightower has been a steady presence in the middle of the Patriots defense for years.  Perhaps New England is ready to turn this position over to a younger person.

EDGE, Chandler Jones

Chandler Jones is a future Hall of Fame pass rusher who averages more sacks per season than Von Miller.  He can win against tackles in a variety of ways.

EDGE, Von Miller

Von Miller + Chandler Jones makes a deadly sacking combo.  With over 200 combined sacks, opposing offenses should be scared.  Von Miller is more of a finesse rusher who can with with his speed and bend.