Watch: Three under-the-radar NFL free agents who can make a big impact in 2020

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This is Yardarker's Chris Mueller, and free agency rumors are heating up in the NFL.

But while a loaded quarterback market is getting most of the attention, there are less hyped players who could make a significant impact regardless of where they land.

So let's take a look at three players who aren't receiving overwhelming attention but could be very positive pickups for whichever teams that are savvy enough to land their services.

Jets wide receiver Robbie Anderson has topped 800 yards in a season just once in his career, never going over 1,000, and had just 779 yards and five touchdowns last season.

However, Anderson is a pure speed threat who was hurt by Sam Darnold's absence as well as the Jets porous offense of line.

And if he lands with an offense that gives their quarterback time to throw, he could be a devastating, field-stretching weapon.

It would seem a near lock to eclipse 1,000 yards, plus up his touchdown production by a significant margin as well.

Chicago safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was one of the top 20 safeties as graded by Pro Football Focus in 2019, but he didn't receive a ton of attention because he played alongside Eddie Jackson, one of the top safeties in the NFL.

Clinton-Dix, however, is the kind of solid, unspectacular player who can suddenly make a good defense great.

He's got great range as a single-high safety, and that makes him particularly attractive because of the pass-focused nature of the league.

Clinton-Dix's value will be particularly high if he lands in a division with multiple accomplished quarterbacks.

Finally, there's Jordan Howard. The Eagles running back is an intriguing player, despite the league's overall shift in focus away from the running back position.

Howard's never accumulated 300 touches in any one campaign, and while he was clearly second fiddle to Mile Sanders last season, he does have two 1,000-yard seasons to his credit — and he fell just 65 yards short of a third in 2018.

Howard might not be a pure feature back anymore, but after Derrick Henry and Melvin Gordon, the third of the consensus best players at running back, Howard offers the potential for workhorse productivity, particularly if he's running behind a solid offensive line — and he can give it at a reasonable cost.

So there he have it, three less prominent free agents who could make major impacts in 2020. For Yardbarker, I'm Chris Mueller.

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