On Tuesday afternoon, the NFL free agency period will officially begin as teams around the league begin filling some needs with players on the open market. Free agency allows teams to target players at positions of need before the NFL Draft, so at times you can start to get a feel for what directions the teams may be heading.
With the draft pushed back until May this year, we will have a longer period of time to see what needs teams are filling with veteran players and what needs they will be putting off until draft day.
As we gear up for free agency, it’s time to do a mock draft to see how the latest free agency rumors could influence this year’s draft.
What prospects could be on your favorite team’s radar?
Here is a look at the latest first-round projections: