Top 25 NFL free agents for 2018

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5. Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins

Since he entered the league in 2014, only Antonio Brown (472) and Julio Jones (411) have caught more passes than Landry (400). He’s hitting free agency on the heels of career-highs in catches (a league-leading 112) and touchdowns (nine), though he averaged a blocking tight end-esque 8.8 yards per catch.

The Dolphins seemed ready to trade Landry late last preseason, and at the trade deadline in October, but nothing came to fruition. A meltdown and subsequent brawl that earned an ejection in Week 17 may have been the last straw for Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.

"This last game was probably the pinnacle of what I’ve ever seen with him during a game,” Gase said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen it get to a level where it was extremely bad. But the last game was about as embarrassing as I’ve seen in a long time. It was something we can’t have happen."

Even what’s shaping up to be  a fairly deep free agent class at wide receiver, Landry is at the top of the heap for me. The ship seems to have sailed on a return to the Dolphins, at least if Gase has any input. But that could be a blessing, as Landry can perhaps narrow in on teaming up with a good, more proven and more consistent quarterback for his second contract.