*Gregg Rosenthal will project post-draft starting lineups for all 32 teams, an endeavor that is now mercifully complete. *
» Once the best receiving group in the league, the Cardinals wideouts are no longer sure things. Fitzgerald is a valuable slot receiver, but he doesn't make big plays. The team believes it has "solved" John Brown's sickle-cell issue, which limited his effectiveness last year. Nelson is dynamic, but only weighs 160 pounds.
» Only two defensive linemen are listed, partly because Chandler Jones and Markus Golden act like defensive ends on many snaps. Players like Corey Peters, Rodney Gunter, Frostee Rucker and Josh Mauro will pick up the slack for the departed Calais Campbell, but they all figure to rotate without playing true starter snaps.
Los Angeles Rams
» Wade Phillips has plenty of talent to work with, which should be scary for the rest of the NFC West. Outside of pass rusher Robert Quinn moving to outside linebacker, the transition for most Rams defenders to Phillips' defense should be seamless. I only project two new defensive starters, a low number for a new coaching staff.
San Francisco 49ers
» The 49ers are clearly a franchise in transition. The front seven on defense looks playoff-ready, but coordinator Robert Saleh is inexperienced. On offense, the coaching staff is awesome, but the talent is underwhelming. Kyle Shanahan will hope to work his magic, looking for the type of moderate offensive overachieving that he pulled off with Brian Hoyer in Cleveland back in 2014.
» Teams in transition do things like playing handpicked fourth-round selections (running back Joe Williams) over incumbent starters like Carlos Hyde. Don't be shocked if that happens later in the season.
» Tight end is an awkward position for the Niners. The team randomly handed Vance McDonald a huge contract last December when former general manager Trent Baalke was on his way out, and now McDonald figures to play behind Paulsen, who was a third-stringer in Washington.
» That defensive line combined with a ferocious linebacker tandem of Bowman and Foster could create a lot of havoc in opposing backfields.
» The cornerback position is about as thin as any group in the league, which is one reason to believe this 49ers team can only improve so much.
» Thomas Rawls' monster playoff outing was quickly forgotten following the signing of Eddie Lacy. The two bruisers may take turns as starters, and history indicates only one may be healthy at any given time. Lacy is the better bet to get the Week 1 nod, while C.J. Prosise will have a huge role on passing downs.
» Seven of the projected starting defenders have been together for at least five seasons. It feels like this core will be broken up one way or another after the 2017 campaign.
» Another season, another Seahawks offensive line with new starters in nearly every spot. Justin Britt is now entrenched at center, but every other starting job is up for grabs. Joeckel is getting paid too much ($8 million) coming off a torn ACL and should start at left tackle or left guard. Last year's first-rounder, Germain Ifedi, is moving to right tackle. The Seahawks keep shuffling and it keeps not working.