1. Jahvid Best, Lions - A great matchup of player and team. ... Lions offense looking fierce this year. ... Best is the draft's most dynamic runner.
2. Ryan Mathews, Chargers - The No. 12 overall pick will take all of Tomlinson's workload from last year. ... Immediately enters the starting lineup in a high-scoring offense. ... Projected to receive 250 carries and 40 receptions.
3. Dez Bryant, Cowboys - The draft's best offensive player fell way too far, and Dallas got a steal. ... Cowboys may now have the most unstoppable offense in the league. ... Bryant should start over Roy Williams as soon as Week 1.
4. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos - Denver passed on Bryant to select the playmaking Thomas who steps in as the team's best talent at receiver. ... Will have to outplay Jabar Gaffney and Eddie Royal to start.
5. Arrelious Benn / Mike Williams, Buccaneers - Tampa Bay had the worst collection of receivers in the league, so both rookies should play right away. Williams was a first-round talent dropping to the fourth round due to character concerns.
6. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots - The souped up Todd Heap clone should take the starting job vacated by Ben Watson.
7. Ben Tate, Texans - Steve Slaton is a change-of-pace back coming off a serious neck injury. Bate should lead this backfield in touches.
8. Montario Hardesty, Browns - The second-rounder will join a committee attack with veteran Jerome Harrison.
9. Brandon LaFell, Panthers - Dwayne Jarrett, in danger of not making the final roster, can't be considered a serious impediment to the starting job.