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2014 NFL free agent rankings: Greg Hardy, Jairus Byrd lead deep group of defensive players

This year's free agent class includes a long list of well-known, productive players, from pass rushers like Greg Hardy and Brian Orakpo to defensive backs like Jairus Byrd and Brent Grimes. SB Nation ranks this year's group of defensive free agents for each position group.

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The best cornerbacks money can buy

We take a look at the top cornerbacks set to hit the open market, with names like Alterraun Verner, Brent Grimes and Vontae Davis.

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Top heavy market for free agent defensive tackles

Randy Starks, Henry Melton and Paul Soliai headline a somewhat top-heavy free agent class at defensive tackle this offseason.

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Predicting the contracts of the top free agents

We use the recent contracts of similar players to predict the value of the upcoming contracts for some of the top free agents at each position.

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Top free agent safeties

T.J Ward and Jairus Byrd lead a deep group of free agent safeties.

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Orakpo, Dansby lead free agent linebackers

There will be plenty of free agent options come this offseason for teams looking for a solid linebacker.

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Top DE free agents of 2014

Greg Hardy, Michael Bennett and Jared Allen are among the top 10 defensive ends scheduled to hit free agency this offseason.

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