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Giants Now: NFL.com's top free agents still available

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NFL.com's top free agents still available

It's been a busy first week of free agency for the New York Giants.

Since the start of the new league year, the Giants have traded for tight end Darren Waller, added free agents Bobby Okereke, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Parris Campbell and Jeff Smith. Additionally, the team brought back wide receiver Sterling Shepard for his eighth season with the organization.

The first wave of free agency might be over, but there are still plenty of talented free agents available.

Here are the best players remaining from NFL.com's list of the top 101 free agents this offseason, with their original ranking and commentary from NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal. (Players who have signed or reportedly agreed to terms with a team have been removed from the list).

9. WR Odell Beckham Jr.

"On one hand, OBJ, who did not play at all in 2022, has had time to recuperate from his second ACL surgery last February. On the other, he's had two ACL surgeries since 2020. In a dry season for free agent receiver talent, Beckham would still bring juice to any offense."

11. LB Bobby Wagner

"The man was a second-team All-Pro last year! He doesn't fit the Rams' timeline hence his release, but Wagner proved in 2022 he's still playing at an elite level and could be the final piece for a team needing help."

16. TE Dalton Schultz

"Schultz gained 619 yards with eight touchdowns in 13 games after he and Dak Prescott returned from injury in Week 7, including a monster playoff game in Tampa (seven catches, 95 yards, two scores). The Cowboys essentially chose Schultz over receiver Amari Cooper last offseason, when they tagged Schultz and traded Cooper away, and they should try to keep the tight end."

26. EDGE Yannick Ngakoue

"Sacks and QB hits sell, but Ngakoue's inability to stop the run is probably why he's likely headed to his sixth team in four years. This section of the Top 101 is where the 2023 crop begins to feel thinner than groups from previous years, because there aren't as many plus starters available."

29. WR D.J. Chark

"Speed is sorely lacking in this thin wideout market. Chark is absolutely getting a bump because he can stretch the field in a league where each team needs three to four quality wideouts."

30. DL Poona Ford

"One big mistake I see in free agent evaluations is overrating the previous year instead of considering the full body of work over a player's career. Like tight end Mike Gesicki, Ford is hitting free agency after a down year. Neither player fit in new schemes in 2022, but Ford previously showed enough traits as a high-level penetrator for me to believe there are more good seasons to come."

31. CB Shaquill Griffin

"There is no other position with a greater variance than cornerback, even among quality starters. Griffin has the combination of youth, experience (72 career starts) and a track record of being an asset that is worth betting on as a bounce-back candidate."

35. EDGE Jadeveon Clowney

"Another year, another Top 101 free agents blurb for Clowney. He gets a little lower on the list each season; the ugly ending to his time in Cleveland doesn't bode well for his value."

39. CB Rock Ya-Sin

"A physical corner who excels at press man coverage, Ya-Sin profiles as a solid enough starter who has never quite reached his top potential. I like those kinds of signings in free agency, because the floor is high and the ceiling is higher."

41. G Dalton Risner

"Yes, he was that dude who pushed Broncos backup quarterback Brett Rypien on the sidelines on Christmas Day. He's also started 62 games at an above-average level since entering the league."

View photos of NFL.com's list of the top 101 free agents of 2023.

View photos of every move made by the Giants during the 2023 cycle.