Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/15/13

The fun of the offseason is upon us, and aside from draft day speculations, there is another gem that us fans can’t help but discuss...  franchise tags.  I took some time out today to look for some obvious and names, and tried to throw in some curve balls too.  In the NFL, the difference maker in a season can come down to whether or not a team franchises that one player they can’t re-sign to a long term deal.  The franchise tag is a nifty little advantage owners take to keep their teams competitive for the upcoming season.  Here are the top ten players I feel should be franchised this offseason.

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