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Using historical comps to value top 2021 free agents

Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates with wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) after making a touchdown reception against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 55 is in the books, and the offseason is in full swing for all 32 NFL teams and football pundits. We at PFF are also getting into the action with the launch of our 2021 Draft Guide and Free Agency Rankings tool, which allows you to sort by position and team needs and includes contract projections from Over the Cap as well as historical grades and wins above replacement (WAR) numbers for the past three seasons. 

Below, you can read Kevin Cole's article series that goes through PFF's top-ranked free agents (excluding QBs) by position group, using their past stats to match them with historical players.

Editor's note: PFF’s 2021 NFL free-agency rankings offer three-year player grades, updated contract information, in-depth player analysis and PFF’s newly developed Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric for all of the top NFL free agents. Click here to view the full list.

 

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