Only 18 of the top 75 on our Free Agent Hot 100 remain
As we enter our third full day of NFL free agency, you wake up realizing what a dizzying pace the league has kept.
And a look at what’s left shows that the bargain-hunting phase of the period is about to hit high gear, since most of the top players are accounted for.
A look at out our constantly updated PFT Hot 100 Free Agent list (which has grown to 116 with guys getting cut, yet still doesn’t have room for Trent Richardson), shows how picked-over the league is at the moment.
Only four of the top 25 players remain untagged or available, some with external issues and some who are on visits as we speak — No. 13 defensive end Greg Hardy, No. 14 defensive tackle Nick Fairley, No. 22 outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and No. 25 wide receiver Percy Harvin.
Beyond that, only 12 of the top 50 and 18 of the top 75 are available (at the moment).
We’ll keep you posted on the latest movement today and throughout the weekend, or until the last player signs.
Which could be like around 2 p.m., at the current rate.
UPDATE 7:15 a.m. ET: And, just like that, make it three of the top 25, 11 of the top 50 and 17 of the top 75 with Brian Orakpo going to Tennessee.