The big board ranks players, based on a variety of criteria, to determine which make the most sense for the Seahawks to pursue in free agency.
I ranked about 60 players last year, and found it a useful reference once free agency started. This year, I ranked 116 players, and am doing it position-by-position. Below, you will find the aggregate big board, which mixes all the positions based on overall score, and a set of tabs that should allow you to isolate specific position groups.
Impact – How much can the player impact the Seahawks in 2016?
Longevity – How much can the player impact the Seahawks over the next 3+ years?
Scheme fit – How well does the player fit how Seattle plays, and what they ask of that position?
Need – How much do the Seahawks need to add a player that possesses these talents? This may differ by position. For example, the Seahawks need a left tackle more than center.
Affordability – What are the chances the Seahawks can afford this player?
Risk – How likely is this player to earn the contract they would command? This takes into account confidence in a player’s performance, injury, off-field, and other things that could impact that question. A higher score means more risk.