When examining free agency, we find a morbid interest in how players are ranked according to... well, nothing more than one man's perspective and believe in a player's skillset. It's kind of weird but acceptable in our disagreeable little NFL society that we've become accustomed to over the years.
Rotoworld ranked the top 150 free agents this year (who the hell has the time for that!). Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson is the seventh-best free agent, according to Roto, and the second-best defensive end behind Greg Hardy.
Sack total dipped from 11.5 in 2012 to 3.5 in 2013, but had career highs in tackles (56), forced fumbles (2), and batted passes (9). Despite drop-off in sacks, graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 4-3 defensive end, behind only Robert Quinn, Cameron Wake, and Hardy. Was No. 2 against the run. Fully expected to leave Cincinnati.
Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins was ranked No. 24, the fourth-best left tackle in free agency.
Annually among most underrated linemen in football. 28 years old. Zero sacks allowed in eight starts last season. Bengals want him back to start at left tackle.