It’s the year of the free agent blogging, as many of the bloggers that are now on the ESPN radar are all over the place.
The new era of bloggers that have come through the ESPN Network’s college football network has resulted in some great articles, but it’s also led to some of the craziest free agency moves and signings in recent memory.
Here’s a look at our list of the top 20 bloggers in the industry who are trending on Twitter these days.
Brandon Gee: Drafted by the 49ers in the fourth round in 2016, Gee was one of the most dominant offensive linemen in the nation during his time at Oklahoma State, where he won the Davey O’Brien Award in 2015.
The 6-foot-7, 305-pound lineman had nine career starts and started every game he played in during his four seasons at the school, compiling an average of 8.0 tackles for loss per game and 5.5 sacks.
The San Antonio native signed a five-year contract extension with the 49er’s organization that was worth $11 million per season in 2020.
Matt Darr: After spending five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Darr returned to his alma mater for his final season.
The former All-American from Georgia was a first-team All-SEC pick as a junior and senior and was a second-team all-conference selection.
After making the transition to guard, Derr played in just 17 games over the next two seasons, posting just one sack.
He also had one start as a rookie in 2016.
Jeff Heath: The San Francisco Giants signed Heath to a two-year, $6 million contract on January 5, 2021, after drafting him in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Heath, who also started nine games as a defensive end, had 11 tackles for a loss and one sack in 2017, which helped the Giants rank among the league leaders in sacks.
Heath has now spent the last four seasons with two different teams, appearing in two seasons in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts.
John Sullivan: The former Washington Redskins defensive lineman spent his first four seasons in Washington before being released in 2020 and signing with the Miami Dolphins.
Sullivan has appeared in 14 games for the Dolphins, recording six tackles for his career.
He was a third-team preseason All-Pro selection as a senior in 2017.
Joe Bair: The New York Jets drafted the 6-3, 255-pound safety in the sixth round of last year’s NFL Draft, and he has appeared more than once on the Jets defense.
Bair, who is originally from Texas, started three games at safety for the Jets in 2018, but was released a year later after failing to impress the coaching staff.
Dan Wolken: The Arizona Cardinals drafted Wolken in the second round of this year’s draft, but he has never played a game for the team.
The 5-foot, 200-pound linebacker was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft after spending the previous two seasons with Texas A&M.
Wolken spent his entire collegiate career at Texas A & M, starting 10 games at linebacker and three games as an offensive lineman.
Dan Rieger: The Tennessee Titans drafted Riegers in the fifth round of 2017, but the former LSU commit hasn’t been a part of the Titans’ defense since his final collegiate season in 2017 with the Aggies.
Rieggs has appeared on the Titans defense only three times, starting in the first four games of this season and playing sparingly in 2017 and 2018.
Mark McVay: The Pittsburgh Steelers signed McV, a 6-4, 240-pound wide receiver, to a five year, $70 million contract in April of 2018.
McVays first season with the Steelers was a disaster, as he recorded only one reception for nine yards and one touchdown.
The Steelers then signed veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a six-year deal that included $36 million guaranteed.
McVs contract was worth almost $16 million per year for his first two seasons.
Nate Orchard: The Atlanta Falcons drafted Orchard in the ninth round of 2016, but a knee injury forced the former Arkansas commit to retire at the end of the 2017 season.
Orchard was a consensus first-round pick for the Falcons in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, but his career never really took off with the team and he spent the majority of his time in the NFL playing in Mexico.
He played for the Mexican Football League’s Guadalajara FC, but never played in a game.
Mike Huguenin: The Carolina Panthers drafted Huguin in the seventh round of 2019, but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury that prevented him from playing a single snap in his NFL career.
Huguens career was cut short by an ACL tear in his right