Top Free Agents: Jones highlights anemic wide receiver class

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With free agency just around the corner, theScore takes a look at the top available players at each position. Unrestricted free agents can officially sign at 4 p.m. ET on March 9.

Top Free Agents By Position

Wide Receivers

Marvin Jones

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 198 lbs.
Age: 25

2015 stats: 65 receptions, 816 yards, 4 TDs

Marvin Jones is equally prone to flashes of brilliance as he is to prolonged bouts of inconsistency. Jones overcame ankle and knee injuries that held him out of the entire 2014 season, and emerged as the Bengals' second-leading receiver behind A.J. Green. A perennially underrated receiver, Jones will be a valuable asset to a number of teams who will need to look past his dodgy injury history.

Potential landing spots: Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants, Houston Texans

Anquan Boldin

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Age: 35

2015 stats: 69 receptions, 789 yards, 4 TDs

Boldin is no longer the player he was at the height of his career, but will still be of value to a host of teams looking for a physical presence in the passing game. The veteran wide receiver is an excellent blocker and does a great job of boxing out smaller defenders in the short-to-intermediate game. With plenty of veteran experience, Boldin would be an excellent mentor to a young team, or could go in search of his second Super Bowl ring.

Potential landing spots: San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos

Jermaine Kearse

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 209 lbs.
Age: 26

2015 stats: 49 receptions, 685 yards, 5 TDs

Kearse served as a secondary option during his tenure with the Seahawks, and would be best utilized as a team's second or third option. In the Seahawks' run-heavy scheme, Kearse's opportunities were limited and he was used almost exclusively as a big-play, downfield threat. With an uncanny ability to shine in the biggest games, and excelling as a red-zone option, Kearse will certainly be an intriguing option to a number of teams looking for their final piece.

Potential landing spots: Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders

Travis Benjamin

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Age: 26

2015 stats: 68 receptions, 966 yards, 5 TDs

Benjamin is a former collegiate sprinter and his top-end breakaway speed will make him a valuable asset on the free-agent market. Coming off a career year, Benjamin showed glimpses of stardom while dealing with a rotation of sub-par starting quarterbacks with the Browns. It's been reported that the Browns are close to a new deal with Benjamin, but he'd be one of the top players available if he reaches free agency.

Potential landing spots: Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears

Rueben Randle

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 208 lbs.
Age: 24

2015 stats: 57 receptions, 797 yards, 8 TDs

Randle is on the precipice of true stardom, and it's possible he could've topped the 1,000-yard plateau if Odell Beckham Jr. didn't take the league by storm. At 24, Randle is entering his prime and could emerge into an upper-echelon receiver over the next two seasons. Randle possesses the size to overpower smaller defenders, the speed to make defenses play honestly, and the route-running ability to carve open lanes for himself consistently.

Potential landing spots: New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions

Other notable free-agent wide receivers:

  • Andre Johnson
  • Roddy White
  • Brandon LaFell
  • Marques Colston
  • Jerricho Cotchery
  • James Jones
  • Mohamed Sanu
  • Brian Quick
  • Percy Harvin
  • Rishard Matthews