2010 NFL Free Agency Top Fives: Guard

February 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This article immediately follows my free agent offensive tackles piece, which needless to say was a pretty pathetic list in terms of talent.

Unlike offensive tackle, however, interior linemen are much easier to find because they don't require quite the same blend of size, strength, and athleticism.

That being the case, the guard market will typically feature more overall talent than the tackle market, and things are no different in 2010.

These are my top five free agent guards in 2010:

Note: This series of lists only includes unrestricted free agents, as those are the only type that can be signed without giving up compensation. Restricted free agents—especially the best ones—will cost valuable draft picks.)

Stephen Neal, New England Patriots

Neal has flown under the radar for much of his career in New England playing alongside some great talents and bigger names, but he's held his own as a fo...

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