Top NFL Free Agents for each AFC team to sign post-draft

NFL Free Agents: A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers during round four of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 30, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
NFL Free Agents: A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers during round four of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 30, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) /
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NFL Free Agents: Julio Jones #2 of the Tennessee Titans against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Top NFL Free Agents for AFC South teams to consider

Tennessee Titans – Bobby Massie, RT

The Titans had a bit of rough play from their right tackle spot in 2021.  Their offensive line hasn’t been great the past couple of seasons, so signing a quality veteran like Bobby Massie to hold the fort down for a year or two makes a lot of sense.

Massie played well for the Denver Broncos in 2021.  As someone who watched all Broncos’ games, it was nice to almost forget about the position.  Massie wasn’t giving up a ton of sacks or taking penalties.  He was solid.

Indianapolis Colts – Julio Jones, WR

Duane Brown was a candidate here, but I opted for someone else since the Colts drafted Bernhard Raimann, who appears to be plenty talented enough to be the team’s left tackle.

The Colts had a decent draft.  They acquired two more quality pass catchers in Jelani Woods and Alec Pierce.

However, both rookies may need time to develop, so why not bring in one of the best to help with that?  Reuniting with Matt Ryan in a dome could also be a nice bonus.

Houston Texans – Emmanuel Sanders, WR

If the Texans want to give the Davis Mills era a fair shot, surrounding him with quality pass catchers is a smart idea.

They already have Brandin Cooks, who they re-signed on a two-year contract.

Another option could be Emmanuel Sanders, who is from Texas and went to college in Texas.

A bit of a return home to the Lonestar State could be good for both him and the team.  The Texans being in a full rebuild is evident.  They could continue their habit of adding low-cost NFL free agents on short-term deals.  Sanders would be no different.

In Buffalo in 2021, Sanders managed to haul in 42 passes for over 600 yards.

As a low-end WR2 at this point in his career, Sanders could provide a nice compliment to Brandin Cooks.

Jacksonville Jaguars – Dennis Kelly, RT

The Jaguars’ offensive line has seemingly been a problem for years.  They re-signed Cam Robinson, who was mostly ineffective until this year.  I think paying a premium price for a bad left tackle was not the smartest decision ever.

However, the team did sign Brandon Scherff in free agents, who has been one of the better guards in the NFL.

A nice addition to the roster could be Dennis Kelly, a right tackle who could replace Jawaan Taylor.  Taylor has been a bit of a disaster in Jacksonville, starting every game since being drafted.

He’s allowed 23 sacks in three seasons.  That’s not sustainable.

Dennis Kelly would provide a stable, albeit average presence along the line for Trevor Lawrence.  Could the Jaguars then experiment a bit with Taylor?  Maybe move him to guard?  He’s been a disaster at right tackle, but perhaps he could excel at guard?