Justin Simmons - Denver Broncos, 26
Justin Simmons was drafted in the third round in 2016 by the Denver Broncos. He played college ball at Boston College. He has gotten better every year he has played for the Broncos, with two interceptions in each of his first two years, three interceptions in 2018, and four in 2019. As one of the youngest good safeties on the market, many teams will be interested in him when he hits the market. The Broncos will definitely be interested in keeping Simmons around as one of the future key pieces of their defense.
Devin McCourty - New England Patriots, 33
Devin McCourty was drafted in the first round out of Rutgers in 2010 by the New England Patriots. He has had a phenomenal career with the Patriots, winning three Super Bowls, going to two Pro Bowls, and being one of the captains and leaders on the defense. Recently his twin brother has also come to play with him on the defense. We would expect to see McCourty back in a Patriots uniform as there is a lot of mutual respect between the two parties, but there are a lot of moving pieces in New England this offseason.
Anthony Harris - Minnesota Vikings, 28
Anthony Harris was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015 by the Minnesota Vikings after playing college football at Virginia. He turned out to be an incredible signing by the Vikings and has been one of their best defensive secondary players. He broke out in 2018 with 3 interceptions and 6 passes defended and nearly doubled those numbers in 2019 with 11 passes defended and 6 interceptions. Harris is playing at his peak at the right time and should be rewarded with a lucrative, multi-year contract. Expect the Vikings to try to bring Harris back as he is an important part of their defensive culture.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - Chicago Bears, 27
Ha Ha Clinton Dix played college football at Alabama and was selected in the first round of the 2014 draft by the Green Bay Packers. He played well but inconsistently for the Packers, making the Pro Bowl in 2016 but also seeing some troubles. The Packers ended up trading Ha Ha to the Washington Redskins in 2018 but he did not last very long in Washington either. In 2019 he signed a one year prove it deal with the Chicago Bears and has mostly played well as part of a solid Chicago defense. He isn’t the most talented safety in the NFL, but given his young age some team will likely take a chance on him.
Tre Boston - Carolina Panthers, 28
Tre Boston was drafted in the 4th round of the 2014 draft by the Carolina Panthers after playing his college football at North Carolina. He played with the Panthers until 2017 when he was waived by the Panthers. He ended up signing and playing with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 and followed that up with a one year cheap deal to play with the Arizona Cardinals. In 2019 Tre Boston signed to come back to the Carolina Panthers and has been a solid contributor to the defense. Carolina will likely try to bring him back, but if they don’t he should get some interest in the free agency market.