• Offseason additions: G Adam Snyder, DE/OLB Quentin Groves, CB William Gay, S James Sanders.
• Key draft picks: WR Michael Floyd, CB Jamell Fleming, OT Bobby Massie, G Senio Kelemete.
• Offseason losses: OT Brandon Keith, G Rex Hadnot, CB Richard Marshall.
• Outlook: Cardinals fans were ecstatic when the team drafted receiver Michael Floyd out of Notre Dame in the first round, but who is going to throw the ball to him? Kevin Kolb has the big contract but can’t seem to hold on to the job either because he can’t stay healthy or he doesn’t play well. John Skelton is an unheralded quarterback from Fordham, but the team seems to play better with him under center. Who plays better when he gets his chance will go a long way toward Arizona’s season.
San Francisco 49ers
• Offseason additions: QB Josh Johnson, RB Brandon Jacobs, WR Mario Manningham, WR Randy Moss, CB Perrish Cox.
• Key draft picks: WR A.J. Jenkins, RB LaMichael James, G Joe Looney, DE/OLB Darius Fleming, S Trenton Robinson.
• Offseason losses: WR Josh Morgan, G Adam Snyder, G Chilo Rachal, CB Shawntae Spencer, S Reggie Smith, S Madieu Williams.
Outlook: The 49ers had a great season thanks to a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. Jim Harbaugh is an offensive-minded coach and gave quarterback Alex Smith more toys to play with. Mario Manningham, Randy Moss and A.J. Jenkins add spark to the receiving corps, and LaMichael James and Brandon Jacobs add lightning and thunder behind Frank Gore. Another five points a game could make the 49ers scary.
• Offseason additions: QB Matt Flynn, RB Kregg Lumpkin, G Deuce Lutui, DT Jason Jones, ILB Barrett Ruud, WR Terrell Owens, WR Braylon Edwards, TE Kellen Winslow.
• Key draft picks: DE/OLB Bruce Irvin, LB Bobby Wagner, QB Russell Wilson, RB Robert Turbin, DT Jaye Howard.
• Offseason losses: RB Justin Forsett, WR Mike Williams, TE John Carlson, G Robert Gallery, DE Raheem Brock, DT Tony Hargrove, ILB David Hawthorne, ILB Lofa Tatupu, SS Atari Bigby.
• Outlook: The quarterback situation is murky at best. Seattle signed Matt Flynn as a free agent in the offseason and gave him a big contract, but third-round pick Russell Wilson has a legitimate shot at starting. Imagine where the Seahawks could have spent the money if they didn’t sign Flynn?
St. Louis Rams
• Offseason additions: WR Steve Smith, OT Barry Richardson, C Scott Wells, DE William Hayes, DT Kendall Langford, DT Trevor Laws, OLB Mario Haggan, OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, CB Cortland Finnegan.
• Key draft picks: DT Michael Brockers, WR Brian Quick, CB Janoris Jenkins, RB Isaiah Pead, S Trumaine Johnson, WR Chris Givens, K Greg Zuerlein.
Offseason losses: RB Cadillac Williams, WR Brandon Lloyd, WR Mark Clayton, G Jacob Bell, G Adam Goldberg, C Jason Brown, DE James Hall, DT Justin Bannan, DT Fred Robbins, DT Gary Gibson, OLB Chris Chamberlain, OLB Brady Poppinga, CB Ronald Bartell, CB Justin King, K Josh Brown, P Donnie Jones.
• Outlook: The Rams have better days ahead, but not now. St. Louis traded down and netted a number of picks for the future.