Gregg Rosenthal will project post-draft starting lineups for all 32 teams -- because that's his idea of fun.
» AJ McCarron has a strong chance to earn the Week 1 start, because Josh Allen was the most undercooked quarterback prospect to get taken in the first round. It will be difficult for McCarron to keep the job, however, with that receiver group and an offensive line that lost two starters to surprise retirements.
» General manager Brandon Beane indicated after the draft that a veteran or two could be added to one of the least experienced receiver groups in football. Zay Jones had a nightmarish rookie season, and Jeremy Kerley is a journeyman. This is a squad that Dez Bryant would absolutely upgrade, although the signing would have a *Terrell Owens getting a key from the city of Buffalo* vibe to it.
» I liked Miami's roster a lot more after completing this exercise. What the Dolphins lack in blue-chip talent, they make up for with improved depth. Super sub William Hayes, last year's first-round pick Charles Harris and Andre Branch aren't even listed with the starting pass rushers above. Albert Wilson, picked up from Kansas City, is incredibly talented for a No. 4 receiver. Frank Gore adds leadership as the team's backup running back. The secondary has strength in numbers.
» Then again, this is a team that needs contributions throughout the roster because it lacks top-shelf difference makers. Reshad Jones and Cameron Wake (now 36) are probably the best players on the entire roster. Kenyan Drake, the running back of seven career starts, has the best chance to be a standout of any offensive player if he keeps up his pace from late last season.
» Mike Gesicki's progress as a rookie will be key for the team's passing attack. Ryan Tannehill hasn't had a quality tight end throughout his tenure, and coach Adam Gase would love to line up two tight ends at a time. If Gesicki plays as well as he tested at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Dolphins could present a lot of matchup problems by spreading teams out with all their receivers.
New England Patriots
» For all the hand-wringing over Tom Brady's supporting cast, this starting group looks strong, with two new first-round picks added to the mix. Sony Michel should lead a committee group at running back because he adds a more explosive element to the offense than James White, Rex Burkhead and Jeremy Hill.
» Isaiah Wynn is lightly penciled in as Nate Solder's replacement. If the No. 23 overall pick starts, he'll be the shortest left tackle in football at 6-foot-2 3/4. The Patriots also have the option of moving him inside to left guard, with LaAdrian Waddle or trade acquisition Trent Brown as other options to protect Brady's blind side.
» The Patriots' defense was undermanned throughout last season -- and it showed in the Super Bowl. A look at the current roster reveals far better depth, with four starters who were elsewhere or unavailable in February. While the team still doesn't have great pass-rushing talent, the additions of Danny Shelton and Adrian Clayborn -- as well as the return of last year's third-round pick, Derek Rivers -- provide more juice up front.
» Not listed above on defense: Second-round cornerback Duke Dawson and two Day 3 linebackers, Ja'Whaun Bentley and Christian Sam. Dawson could be the favorite for the team's nickel back role. Rookies forced to play too much last year -- like Adam Butler and Deatrich Wise -- can slide into reserve roles.
New York Jets
» Terrelle Pryor isn't even listed above, which demonstrates the Jets' quietly stellar receiver depth. Pryor could wind up as the team's No. 1 wideout or as a situational big-play maker. It's possible the team could cut bait with Jermaine Kearse's contract, but Gang Green should be happy to have a surplus of wideouts, considering the injury risk and boom-or-bust potential throughout this group. Quincy Enunwa is coming off a scary neck injury, while Robby Anderson could possibly face a league suspension.
» Darnold's bounty of pass catchers, including running back Bilal Powell, will have to make up for shortcomings elsewhere. The offensive line is below average, without a ton of upside to improve. The tight end position is perhaps the weakest in all of football, with Chris Herndon, Jordan Leggett and Clive Walford as options to start.
» The Jets have finished 28th and 29th in sacks the last two seasons. Their best outside pass rusher right now is ... Jordan Jenkins? Todd Bowles' defense will be led from back to front. While this is a terrific-looking secondary, counting on the back end to carry a defense is always a precarious way to win.