1. Dwayne Bowe
Best-case scenario: Bowe quickly catches up with his teammates and learns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s system and continues to be the No. 1 receiver he has been.
Worst-case scenario: Bowe suffers a muscle-related injury, fails to grasp Daboll’s system and does not make an immediate impact.
2. Jon Baldwin
Best-case scenario: Baldwin continues to develop at a rapid pace and becomes a reliable NFL starter.
Worst-case scenario: Baldwin takes a step back and shows he’s not ready to start.
Best-case scenario: Breaston continues to be an underrated receiver and, playing behind Bowe and Baldwin, makes a huge impact as a slot receiver.
Worst-case scenario: Bowe or Baldwin suffers an injury and Breaston fails to make a big impact as a starter.
Best-case scenario: McCluster settles into the receiver position in his third NFL season and utilizes his natural skills.
Worst-case scenario: McCluster still doesn’t show he is ready to be an impact rotational player.
5. Devon Wylie
Best-case scenario: The fourth-round pick shines as a returner and occasional receiver.
Worst-case scenario: The game proves to be too big for him as a rookie and he doesn’t play much.
Best-case scenario: A favorite of the team, Copper continues to be a special-teams ace and occasional receiving target.
Worst-case scenario: Copper gets hurt and falls out of the rotation.
Others to watch:
Why: The team likes the rookies, but there likely won’t be any room for them. Both could be bound for the practice squad.