ESPN had Colvin as the best free agent in 2003. He was higher than Spikes. I know Spikes had the transition tag on him so that might have affected his ranking. I can't remember if the list only listed untagged free agents. As for Harrison, it did make news because both the Raiders and Broncos were hot on him and we actually stole him away while he was finalizing a contract with Oakland. Also, it made news because we had Harrison, Milloy, and Tebucky Jones on the roster at the time. People were questioning what that meant for the Pats secondary and whether the Pats were going to trade Milloy or Jones. I thought it was a pretty big deal by the media at the time. By the end of the free agency wave, all our free agent picks were highly puplicized because we were so active that year picking up a lot of players that were rated pretty high.