The 2019 NFL Draft filled most holes for NFL teams, but there are obviously still improvements to be made. Here the best team fits for the top remaining free agents on both sides of the ball.
QB Sam Bradford: Vikings
What happened last year in Arizona is likely making Bradford pessimistic about landing in the right spot, but if he wants to continue playing, why not rejoin the Vikings? The team obviously has a ton of money committed to Kirk Cousins, but Mike Zimmer—the coach who nearly benched Case Keenum (who was in the midst of a magical season) for Bradford in the playoffs two years ago—is going to do whatever it takes to win.
RB Jay Ajayi: Buccaneers
Barring an injury, Ajayi won’t be returning to the Eagles after they traded for Jordan Howard and drafted Miles Sanders, so he will look to prove he’s healthy and get a chance somewhere else. I think Peyton Barber is a solid player for the Bucs, but Bruce Arians might want a more explosive power compliment to 2018 second-rounder Ronald Jones II.
RB Doug Martin: Raiders
The Raiders looked set at running back with rookie Josh Jacobs leading a backfield that includes Isaiah Crowell, Chris Warren, and Jalen Richard, but a torn Achilles for Crowell could force Oakland to add a veteran. Last season, Martin came on strong down the stretch for the Silver and Black, finishing with 172 carries for 723 yards (4.2 YPC) and four scores.
WR Dez Bryant: Cowboys
Former offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is no longer in Dallas, so Bryant might hope he can follow in the footsteps of Jason Witten by returning to the only team he’s ever suited up for (a torn Achilles ended his Saints career before it got started last year). The Cowboys seem to have Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, and Michael Gallup locked in as their starting trio, but Dez could come in as a jump-ball winner if he checks his ego at the door and doesn’t complain about a scaled-back role.
DE Ezekiel Ansah: Eagles
This pairing would only make sense if Chris Long retires, but we know the Eagles love rotating their defensive lineman, and Ansah would join Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, and Vinny Curry in a deep group on the edge. Plus, if Philly wants to remain dominant, you can never have too many pass rushers, especially since Barnett hasn’t yet emerged, and Curry will turn 31 this summer.
DT Ndamukong Suh: Seahawks
First-round pick L.J. Collier should be able to make up for the loss of Frank Clark on the edge, but the rookie would really benefit from an inside rusher, which is where Suh can come in. The 32-year-old has made plenty of money during his career, so perhaps a return to the Pacific Northwest—being from Oregon—is something that interests Suh as he chases a Super Bowl ring.
CB Morris Claiborne: Jets
New York undoubtedly has some holes left on the roster following last week’s draft, and cornerback looks like their most glaring weakness. Claiborne didn’t emerge as a shutdown corner for the Cowboys or Jets as a former No. 6 overall pick, but he’s been a solid starter—and that’s exactly what Gregg Williams’ defense needs if they are going to compete for a playoff spot.