The start of 2015 NFL free agency is still over a month away. The "legal tampering" period begins on March 7 before the new league year officially kicks at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 10.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a total of 10 players scheduled to be free agents. Of those 10, two are most notable. In fact, they're so notable that they've been deemed two of the top 25 overall players available in free agency this year by NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. See the entire list below:
1. Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions defensive tackle
2. Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher
3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver
4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos wide receiver
5. Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants defensive end
6. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos tight end
7. Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers guard
8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers wide receiver
9. Devin McCourty, New England Patriots safety
10. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys running back
11. Jerry Hughes, Buffalo Bills pass rusher
12. Jason Worilds, Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher
13. Jared Odrick, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle
14. Pernell McPhee, Baltimore Ravens pass rusher
15. Terrance Knighton, Denver Broncos defensive tackle
16. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver
17. Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher
18. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
19. Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers pass rusher*
20. Byron Maxwell, Seattle Seahawks cornerback
21. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills running back
22. Nick Fairley, Detroit Lions defensive tackle
23. Brandon Flowers, San Diego Chargers cornerback
24. Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins pass rusher
25. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns tight end
Maclin is ranked 16th overall but fourth among wide receivers behind Bryant, D. Thomas, and Cobb. Maclin has stated that he wants to return to Philadelphia and it seems there's a good chance he will be back even though it might not be guaranteed.
Meanwhile, Graham is ranked 17th. He's the fifth ranked pass rusher, and sixth if you count Pierre-Paul ahead of him as well. The Eagles have shown interest in re-signing Graham but the former first round pick is expected to test the market.
The Eagles will have plenty of cap space to work with. Will they keep both Maclin and Graham? Or just one? Or neither? And are there any other free agents in the top 25 that the Eagles should sign?