Gregg Rosenthal will project post-draft starting lineups for all 32 teams -- because that's his idea of fun.
» Josh Rosen will be competing against himself and Sam Bradford's health. If Bradford's knee survives training camp and the preseason, there's no reason to think Rosen will be the Week 1 starter. It's not just Bradford's $15 million base salary, but his quality play over the last three years when available that should make him a shoo-in to win the job initially. If Bradford can't stay healthy or keep the Cardinals near .500, Rosen should play over Mike Glennon.
» It was only a few years ago that Larry Fitzgerald was expected to settle into the team's third receiver role. Michael Floyd and John Brown are long gone now, and J.J. Nelson is a bit of an afterthought. Fitzgerald should play most of his snaps out of the slot, but he's clearly still the No. 1 wideout in what could be his final season.
» Christian Kirk, a Scottsdale native, was rumored to be a potential target for the Cardinals in the first round. Instead they got him as a bargain in the second round, possibly because he had a disorderly conduct arrest hanging over his head. While Kirk projects long term in the slot, he's too talented to sit behind Fitzgerald on a thin depth chart. Brice Butler is on his third team and has his best chance to be a starter.
» New coach Steve Wilks said he believes the offensive line will be the strength of the team. That was surprising to hear.
Los Angeles Rams
» The Rams tried to address their lack of offensive line depth in the draft, but it's fair to say that 36-year-old Andrew Whitworth remains one of the most irreplaceable players on the team. General manager Les Snead has a lot of work to do because so many of his starting lineman are nearing free agency.
» Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has a lot of options for how he can line up this loaded defense, but a three-man line of Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh and Michael Brockers looks ferocious. That trio should make unproven outside linebackers Matt Longacre and Samson Ebukam become far more well-known.
» The linebackers don't need to be that special playing behind perhaps the stoutest line in football and playing in front of perhaps the best secondary. Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib both play a gambling style that fits perfectly in Phillips' scheme. Lamarcus Joyner and John Johnson are an underrated duo at safety who will provide cover on the back end. The entire group has a tenacious playing personality.
» There are virtually no position battles on Los Angeles for starting jobs, which is one sign of a team ready to contend for a Super Bowl. Phillips still needs to figure out his second inside linebacker and second defensive end, but those spots are unlikely to top 500 snaps.
San Francisco 49ers
» The magic of Jimmy G's late-season run has helped to diminish concerns about a relatively underwhelming offensive depth chart on paper. From expensive free-agent pickup Jerick McKinnon to No. 1 receiver Pierre Garcon to No. 2 wideout Marquise Goodwin, there are a lot of role players being asked to play bigger-than-ideal roles. It's only Year 2 of this rebuild, however. In Kyle Shanahan we trust.
» The health of Richard Sherman and the continued development of Ahkello Witherspoon and K'Waun Williams at cornerback could make or break this defense. The 49ers believe in their young players, but there is some bust potential here. The 49ers gave somewhat surprising extensions to Williams and safety Jaquiski Tartt.
» Former Cardinals player Jaron Brown is the favorite for the No. 3 receiver role and there aren't a lot of promising young prospects threatening to take the job unless 2017 third-rounder Amara Darboh goes up a level. Tight end is also weak, with a replacementlevel starter in former Panther Ed Dickson.
» The defensive line has a dramatically different look this year without Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Sheldon Richardson. It's not all bad news for a group that boasts decent depth. Shamar Stephen, Tom Johnson, third-round pick Rasheem Green and Nazair Jones could all provide quality rotational snaps off the bench.
» The Legion of Boom is long gone, especially with safety Kam Chancellor's future in doubt. The Seahawks could be starting players in Byron Maxwell, Bradley McDougald and Justin Coleman that they picked up off the scrap heap last year. This is a defense of reclamation projects, with former top-10 picks Barkevious Mingo the potential starter at strongside linebacker and former Dolphins bust Dion Jordan likely to get a bigger role at defensive end after flashing late last season.