NFL free agency rankings for 2022: Davante Adams, J.C. Jackson and Orlando Brown Jr. headline our top 75 players

Sheil Kapadia Feb 7, 2022 178
Where do Davante Adams, Chris Godwin, Orlando Brown and J.C. Jackson rank among our top 75 pending unrestricted NFL free agents? Glad you asked.

Below is the first version of our offseason NFL free agency rankings. We will provide updates as players get re-signed, tagged and released. The age in parentheses indicates how old the player will be at the start of the 2022 season.

Factors taken into account: performance, age, durability and positional value.

Stats are courtesy of TruMedia and Pro Football Focus unless otherwise noted. Contract data is from

1. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (29)

He belongs in any conversation about who is the best wide receiver on the planet. Adams’ 2,927 yards over the past two seasons rank second among wide receivers, and his 29 touchdowns rank first. DeAndre Hopkins has the outlier contract among wide receivers at $27.25 million per year. No other wide receiver is making more than $22 million per year. If the Packers can’t sign Adams long term, they could use the franchise tag to keep him around for at least 2022. Another option would be to tag him and then trade him.

2. Orlando Brown Jr., OT,