» The other trouble spot on this otherwise loaded roster is at cornerback. Justin Bethel will step up a few spots on the depth chart and looks like a starter. Barely anyone else on the roster has real NFL experience, and third-round pick Brandon Williams literally started playing the position one year ago. The team is almost certain to add some veterans.
» For now, first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche seems likely to come off the bench to rush from the interior on passing downs.
San Francisco 49ers
» That's the bad news. The good news is that the defense has the talent to be very good right now. The front seven is dangerous after pairing college teammates Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner. The defensive line is deep enough to put Glenn Dorsey and promising youngster Quinton Dial on the bench.
» Cornerback is the clear weak point of the defense. Safety has strength in numbers, though. The 49ers are moving former first-round pick Jimmie Ward to safety, where he will also play inside the numbers on passing downs. The larger question is whether former Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil has the chops to use all the talent.
Los Angeles Rams
» The Rams haven't had a receiver top 800 yards in eight seasons, a fact as mystifying and depressing as Pitbull's career. There's no particular reason to believe that will change this year because the Rams are mostly sending out the same wideouts and tight ends, minus Jared Cook. At least the team finally learned how to maximize Tavon Austin last year.
» The offensive line has room to improve, and it should with three starters 23 years or younger. They also have great young depth after selecting five linemen last season. If Greg Robinson doesn't play like a No. 2 overall pick this year, it's probably never going to happen.
» It's crazy how unsettled the Seahawks' line is. They will very likely start with five starters who are either new to the team or have changed positions. Garry Gilliam was a shaky right tackle and is now moving to the left side. Justin Britt is moving from guard to center. At least offensive line coach Tom Cable has lots of options to pick the best group. All five positions should have competition.
» Coach Pete Carroll wants to useBrandon Browner as a safety/linebacker hybrid in the mold of Arizona's Deone Bucannon. Inspiring a yellow storm in New Orleans as a cornerback last year, this role should suit Browner's skill set better. The Seahawks coaches are great at maximizing strengths in their players and hiding weaknesses.