Gregg Rosenthal will project post-draft starting lineups for all 32 teams in lieu of connecting with other humans. The AFC West is below:
» Trevor Siemian is barely a favorite to win the starting quarterback job over Paxton Lynch. Anything close to a tie in the open competition will go to Lynch -- the spoils of being a first-round pick. Siemian is still my pick because he proved last season he can be an above-average starter without a lot of support. Lynch only showed he wasn't ready.
» If games are truly won in the trenches, the Broncos could wind up in last place in this loaded division.
Kansas City Chiefs
» There is a risk, however, that other areas of the team are analogous to Alex Smith's status as a franchise quarterback. The Chiefs' running back group and offensive line aren't problem areas, but they aren't really difference makers, either. Andy Reid doesn't want the NFL Films Yearbook to be titled "Good, Not Great (Again): The 2017 Chiefs."
Los Angeles Chargers
» Antonio Gates is one of the greatest tight ends of all time, coming off a 548-yard, seven-touchdown season. Travis Benjamin is a speedster with more than 1,500 yards over the last two seasons who will earn $4.5 million in 2017. Neither one of them cracked my starting lineup above, which perhaps surpasses any in football for talented receiver depth.
» Calling Benjamin a starter or a reserve probably misses the point. The three receivers above and Benjamin will all play plenty and move around the formation. Throw in Melvin Gordon, an excellent pass-catching running back, and two quality tight ends, and the Chargers will be impossible to match up against.
» This skill-position group could stick around with Philip Rivers for a while. The projected starters at running back, wide receiver and tight end are all 25 or under.
» The Chargers couldn't address everything in the draft. Safety is a weak spot unless one of the team's Day 3 draft picks step up.
» Marshawn Lynch's contract indicates the Raiders' plan for him to start. Nothing would surprise when it comes to Lynch, from a Comeback Player of the Year award to a mysterious tweet announcing his re-retirement before Week 1. Second-year pros Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington have shown too much juice to idle on the sidelines this season, especially Richard. The team will rotate at the position.
» Oakland had one of the best pass-blocking lines in football last year and return all five starters. General manager Reggie McKenzie deserves a ton of credit for building this group from scratch, wisely spending Mark Davis' money.
» Cordarrelle Patterson, not listed above, figures to be used as a returner and No. 4 receiver in special packages.
» The Raiders still haven't solved their middle linebacker problem, one year after they needed street free agent Perry Rile to stabilize their season.