Best players still available entering day 2 of NFL free agency

Barely 12 hours have passed since free agency launched at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, but most of the premier names on the market have been signed. Here's a look at the best players available as the sun rises on the first full day of the new league year. 

1. Jason Hatcher: Coming off a career year but 32 years old. Dude is versatile and can get a push from inside, so he'll get big money. He reportedly has at least half a dozen visits set up, including one with the Seahawks. 

2. Henry Melton: Another versatile defensive tackle with Pro Bowl ability. He's younger than Hatcher but is coming off a torn ACL. Somewhat ironically, the Cowboys are reportedly interested. 

3. Randy Starks: Good year if you need a defensive tackle. Starks is also versatile and still only 30. Younger than Hatcher and healthier than Melton. 

4. Evan Dietrich-Smith: He was the fourth-best pass-blocking center in the league last year, according to Pro Football Focus. He'll visit the Bucs first. 

5. Eric Decker: Tuesday was slow for the wide receiver market. But Decker's time in Denver might be up. 

6. DeMarcus Ware: The guy still got a ton of pressure when healthy last year and is still only 31. He beats out Jared Allen and Julius Peppers. 

7. Anthony Collins: He proved last year that he could be a long-term left tackle somewhere…just not in Cincinnati. He'll also reportedly visit the Bucs

8. Golden Tate: He's only 25 and he's been a rock the last two years in Seattle. Lots of value, especially with the Super Bowl bump. He'd be a fun fit with the Lions

9. Jon Beason: Finally started living up to expectations again last year with the Giants. He has Pro Bowl potential going forward and can be a leader to built around. 

10. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: I don't totally trust him but he makes the list now that Aqib Talib is reportedly gone. DRC was PFF's fifth-ranked corner in 2013. 

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