After finding the end zone eight times in 2014, Colts tight end Dwayne Allen had a down year in 2015 due to injuries. If Allen can stay healthy, he could easily start at tight end for a number of teams.
After struggling for years, Giants defensive end Robert Ayers finally seemed to figure out how to put consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks this past season. Ayers led the Giants with 9 1/2 sacks, and in a league where it’s impossible to win without quality pass rushers, the former first-round pick would quietly be a nice pickup.
Former Giants offensive lineman Will Beatty can play both tackle and guard. At least one NFL team will find his versatility a valuable commodity.
Cornerback Brandon Boykin never fit in with the Steelers, but that doesn’t mean he’s damaged goods. Boykin’s specialty is covering slot receivers, and at least one NFL team will find that skill very useful.
On a team devoid of talent, linebacker Zach Brown proved to be one of Tennessee’s better players on defense. The Titans are in total rebuild mode, so they probably won’t retain Brown, which means he could find a starting gig elsewhere.