Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
After almost a week of free agency, there is still plenty of skill to go around.
In the five days that NFL free agency has been open, many of the big names have been signed to monster deals by teams willing to invest huge dollars in mostly aging talent.
However, there are still plenty of available studs on the market, headlined by the offensive linemen who have yet to see many big deals for their kind. So far, the only contracts worth noting are Jermon Bushrod's with the Chicago Bears and guard Andy Levitre inking with the Tennessee Titans.
There is still plenty of talent to be had, and here is some of the best:
Jake Long - OT - Miami Dolphins: Long looked like a sure thing when he spent almost three days with the St. Louis Rams, but for some reason a deal never happened. While there has been plenty of speculation about Long's health, his past performance and lack of damning physical evidence puts him at the top of this list.
Andre Smith - OT - Cincinnati Bengals: Smith's career started out with injuries and a serious weight problem, but he has developed into one of the best right tackles in football. If Cincinnati can't sign him, he will be a great addition elsewhere.
Sebastian Vollmer - OT - New England Patriots: Vollmer has shown the skill set that warrants him getting a sizeable chunk of change. The Patriots would be wise to keep him if they want to protect Tom Brady, but it doesn't seem like a priority. Vollmer can play either tackle position and would be an immediate upgrade on most teams.
Brent Grimes - CB - Atlanta Falcons: Grimes missed almost all of last season with a torn Achilles, but he's still a hot commodity. Grimes has very good cover skills and has a knack for the big play. The main issue with Grimes is durability. In six seasons, Grimes has only played 16 games twice.
Daryl Smith - LB - Jacksonville Jaguars: Smith missed 14 games last year with a groin injury and has toiled most of his career in utter obscurity. Make no mistake though, Smith is an excellent player who could really help somebody. Despite 2012, he's not injury prone. Since his rookie year of 2004, Smith has only missed four games.
Nnamdi Asomugha - CB - Philadelphia Eagles: Asomugha went from being arguably the best corner in football two years ago to one of the biggest free agent busts of all time. The former Oakland Raiders great might just need a change of scenery or a different scheme to revitalize his career.
Brandon Moore - RG - New York Jets: All people see when they think of Moore is Mark Sanchez running into his rear end on Thanksgiving. However, Moore is an exceptional guard who could solidify an offensive line with his terrific run blocking acumen.
Ed Reed - FS - Baltimore Ravens: Reed has proven to be a first-ballot Hall of Fame player since coming out of Miami University back in 2002. At 34, Reed still provides the big play and can absolutely help out a defense. Don't sleep on Reed. he remains an impact player. His 61 interceptions rank him 10th all-time.
Osi Umenyiora - DE - New York Giants: Umenyiora wore out his welcome in the Big Apple, but only after he helped the Giants win two Super Bowls. He's unquestionably beginning to show age at 31, but there are still a couple good seasons left here. Last season, Umenyiora had six sacks to give him 75 in his career.
Vance Walker - DT - Atlanta Falcons: Walker isn't a big name, but the man can play football. Walker is a run stuffer in a 4-3 scheme who can get some penetration on passing downs. In 2012, the fourth-year lineman had three sacks. His numbers have improved across the board every year, and at 25 his stock is rising.
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