Gregg Rosenthal will project post-draft starting lineups for all 32 teams -- because that's his idea of fun.
» The once-tiring Joe Flacco vs. Matt Ryan debate ended long before this offseason, when the Ravens drafted Flacco's replacement and Ryan signed the league's first $30 million-per-year contract. Flacco should be newly motivated -- and he can keep Lamar Jackson on the bench, as long as the Ravens are winning.
» The weapons in the Ravens' passing game look improved, but hardly fail-safe. Signing John Brown was a risk worth taking. That said, he couldn't produce in Arizona the last two years, even when he was healthy. Ex-Saint Willie Snead is coming off a lost season on one of the league's best offenses. The Raiders couldn't wait to get rid of Michael Crabtree despite his production (77 catches, 848 yards and eight touchdowns per year over his three years with the Raiders). Consider it a victory if general manager Ozzie Newsome hits on two of those three free-agent pickups.
» As much attention as the Jackson pick got at No. 32 overall, OT Orlando Brown means more to the 2018 Ravens' playoff chances. Brown played like a first-round pick while protecting Baker Mayfield's blind side last season, but after a disastrous performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, he was there for the Ravens to take in the third round (No. 83 overall). Brown's opportunity to wear his late father's old number on his father's old team after writing a letter to his father's old boss is the stuff of Hollywood screenplays. Perhaps "The Blind Side 2" could be about Brown, with a nod to the fact that right tackle is the new left tackle.
» Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Alex Lewis, whose 2017 season was wiped out by shoulder surgery, is likely to move to left guard, leaving Brown to battle James Hurst at right tackle. The return of Marshal Yanda -- who missed most of 2017 with an ankle injury -- is a huge boost for an offense that may only have three primary starters from 2017 returning to the same position this year (Flacco, Alex Collins and Ronnie Stanley).
» Vontaze Burfict isn't listed as a starter because he opens the season on a four-game suspension. He'll be replaced by Vincent Rey, who has made a nice career out of Burfict suspensions. The Bengals have solid linebacker depth after signing Brown, 25, from Buffalo. Nick Vigil played more than 700 snaps last season and should also have a big role. Carl Lawson could also be listed as a defensive end -- either way, he deserves a bigger role than just situational pass rusher.
» The interior O-line starters are all back for Cleveland. Other than that, none of the other eight players on offense listed above started more than eight games last season. Combine that turnover with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley getting "total autonomy," and there is very little connection here to the Browns' 0-16 squad of 2017.
» The Browns start the season with the Steelers at home, then head to New Orleans. After Cleveland gave up a third-round pick for one year of Tyrod Taylor, I expect the veteran to get at least a few chances to end the team's losing streak. Beyond that, No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield figures to play sooner rather than later.
» Nick Chubb gets the nod here over veteran free-agent signee Carlos Hyde. The second-round pick has a rugged style that rewards more touches. He's the personification of what this Browns regime wants the new offense to look like, while Hyde is the equivalent of Taylor at running back: one year and done.
» Running back Duke Johnson more than doubled the next-closest Browns player in receptions last season (Johnson had 74 to Seth DeValve's 33). That won't happen again, but the passing-down specialist should remain a big part of the offense. He's proven to be far more reliable as a pass catcher than Josh Gordon or Corey Coleman.
» The top three names above on the Steelers offense have combined with the team's offensive line to form a remarkable stretch of excellence and continuity. It's worth wondering how long Pittsburgh can keep this group intact and humming at the highest levels, because it won't last forever.
» The trade of receiver Martavis Bryantto Oakland leaves the Steelers' pass-catching crew thinner than usual. If James Washington can't make an impact as a rookie like JuJu Smith-Schuster did last season (58 catches, 917 yards, seven scores), the Steelers would probably rely on Darrius Heyward-Bey as the No. 3 wideout.
» All the drama on offense has helped to distract from coach Mike Tomlin's failure to build a difference-making defense. Last year was supposed to be the time his vision came together, and it did -- for half a season. Linebacker Ryan Shazier's injury was an unprecedented blow to recover from, yet it's still fair to note that this crew underachieved late in the year relative to its significant talent. The Steelers couldn't get key stops, whether they were facing Tom Brady or Blake Bortles.