The NFL free agency period is beginning to slow down as teams now set their sights on the NFL draft in April. This doesn't mean there aren't valuable players that can come in an help a team right away. There are some great players still available who could be difference makers regardless of their contract price. Here are some sleeper players at every position who could add value to any team and could emerge as important pieces.
QB Brady Quinn
Sleeper Quarterback: Brady Quinn - What he needs is a good quarterbacks coach to help him reach his peak and overcome his hesitation under the lights on game day.
RB Cedric Benson
Sleeper Running Back: Cedric Benson - Most people will look at Ahmad Bradshaw as the top of this class, but Benson is the sleeper and holds the better value.
WR Early Doucet
Sleeper Wide Receiver: Early Doucet - A team that takes Doucet on as a third wide receiver will be getting a player who is just starting to peak. While he won't be a No. 1 wide receiver, his speed and overall ability make him a cheap option who could end up playing well enough to be a team's No. 2.
TE Josh Baker
Sleeper Tight End: Josh Baker - The 6'3", 244-pound former Jet is a strong, athletic tight end. While he isn't going to be the next Antonio Gates or Rob Gronkowski, he can absolutely be a huge asset in blocking as well as catching the ball
OL Lance Louis
Sleeper Offensive Lineman: Lance Louis - The Chicago Bears would like their guard back, but it's not looking good right now. Lance Louis is a rock-solid pass-blocker who struggled a bit in run-blocking last year.
DL Sione Pouha
Sleeper Defensive Lineman: Sione Pouha - While he is 34 years old, he still has a little more left in the tank. There are more than a few teams that would be pleasantly surprised once he got on the field
LB Thomas Howard
Sleeper Linebacker: Thomas Howard - While he missed last season, as well as a chunk of his last year in Oakland, Howard has been steadily productive. He won't wow anyone with sack totals, but in his healthy years, he averaged just over 76 tackles. Again, not mind-blowing numbers, but very solid.
CB Nnamdi Asomugha
Sleeper Cornerback: Nnamdi Asomugha - While the Eagles overpaid for him two years ago, he's going to command a much more reasonable price in free agency. And in a more suitable scheme, Asomugha can still be very effective.
S Gerald Sensabaugh
Sleeper Safety: Gerald Sensabaugh - A versatile, although aging safety, Sensabaugh is probably going to be a player you bring in for a year or two at the most—long enough to find a longer-term solution while also giving your secondary an immediate lift.
K Lawrence Tynes
Sleeper Kicker: Lawrence Tynes - Tynes made 84.6 percent of his field-goal attempts and has been through two Super Bowl runs as well—not a bad resume for an "old man."
P Brian Moorman
Sleeper Punter: Brian Moorman - Another old-timer, Brian Moorman is coming off a season in which he averaged 44.6 yards per punt and netted an average of 38.9 yards.