Free agency left these 9 former first-rounders in the crosshairs

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With the madness of free agency, we tend to focus on shiny new contracts, guaranteed dollars and how player x is going to fit with team y. It's an annual rite of passage wherein new and exciting opportunity knocks for many NFL players, not just the ones switching teams. Because their contracts are still guaranteed, former first-round draft choices continue to play major roles in their club's annual roster construction, especially when deciding which free agents to re-sign and relinquish. Here are nine former first-rounders who find themselves in the crosshairs following 2017 free agency. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
With the madness of free agency, we tend to focus on shiny new contracts, guaranteed dollars and how player x is going to fit with team y. It's an annual rite of passage wherein new and exciting opportunity knocks for many NFL players, not just the ones switching teams. Because their contracts are still guaranteed, former first-round draft choices continue to play major roles in their club's annual roster construction, especially when deciding which free agents to re-sign and relinquish. Here are nine former first-rounders who find themselves in the crosshairs following 2017 free agency. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) — Nam Y. Huh