7 Most Underrated NFL Free Agents

Tristan Jung
2020 NFL free agency starts soon, meaning players like the Eagles' Jordan Howard hit the market.
2020 NFL free agency starts soon, meaning players like the Eagles' Jordan Howard hit the market. / Bryan Bennett/Getty Images
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The 2020 NFL offseason is set to revolve around the veteran quarterbacks on the market, but there are plenty of under-the-radar players that could be important signings down the road. While big names like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Dak Prescott are in negotiations, teams could do well by making smart investments in lesser-known names.

NFL free agency is set to start on March 18. Here's a list of seven underrated players to watch out for when the frenzy begins.

1. Demarcus Robinson, WR

Demarcus Robinson helped the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl before hitting free agency.
Demarcus Robinson helped the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl before hitting free agency. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Demarcus Robinson has been an exciting playmaker for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs, but the talent in the Chiefs receiving corps has hurt his ability to make a big name for himself. Robinson had 449 yards and 4 touchdowns over just 10 starts last season. While he is relatively unproven, he has the speed and ability to be a good NFL receiver. On the Chiefs, Robinson barely cracked the starting lineup, but he'd be a top-two receiver on many NFL rosters right now.

2. De'Vondre Campbell, OLB

De'Vondre Campbell makes a tackle in a game against the Minnesota Vikings.
De'Vondre Campbell makes a tackle in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. / Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

De'Vondre Campbell has done nothing but produce since he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons. Campbell had a career-high 75 solo tackles last season, and he's hit over 60 solo tackles in his last three years. While he sometimes struggles in coverage, Campbell is one of the best run stoppers in football. Teams that are looking for a solid option at linebacker without breaking the bank will be looking at Campbell.

3. Jordan Howard, RB

Jordan Howard lost his starting role last year, but he's shown lots of promise.
Jordan Howard lost his starting role last year, but he's shown lots of promise. / Elsa/Getty Images

Jordan Howard had two 1,000-yard seasons with the Bears, but his value has been depressed on the Eagles after he got injured and lost time to Miles Sanders and Boston Scott. Howard is a talented back who deserves another shot at a starting role.

4. Andrew Billings, DT

Andrew Billings is a top free agent.
Andrew Billings is a top free agent. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Andrew Billings didn't get much attention while playing for the Cincinnati Bengals last year, but he put up a solid season. He's an average pass rusher, but he has great run-stopping instincts. Billings is also just 25 years old, which means a team will be getting a much younger option than the high-priced defensive line options on the market.

5. Daryl Worley, CB

Daryl Worley free agent cornerback.
Daryl Worley free agent cornerback. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Daryl Worley went unheralded as a part of the Oakland Raiders' pass defense last year, but he totaled 58 tackles and was a reliable part of the defense. Being the best player on a bad secondary doesn't always guarantee success, but Worley is only 25 and has enough potential to be a solid No. 2 corner at a reasonable price.

6. Dennis Kelly, OT

Dennis Kelly Tennessee Titans.
Dennis Kelly Tennessee Titans. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Dennis Kelly was a stellar backup offensive line piece for the dynamic Titans rushing offense last year. He won't get as much attention, but he could provide a steady presence for a team looking for an offensive tackle. Kelly is 28 and still has his prime years to offer. Kelly won't command a huge market, but he's a useful player for a team on a limited budget.

7. Taysom Hill, QB

Taysom Hill Saints free agent.
Taysom Hill Saints free agent. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Taysom Hill may not be available depending on what the Saints offer, but he showed flashes of being a competent quarterback during last year's preseason. Hill is set to turn 30 in August, but a team that desperately needs an affordable quarterback could turn to Hill for a short-term deal. The Saints will likely do everything they can to keep him, but their faith in Hill's ability to succeed Drew Brees is proof enough that other teams should be interested.


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