Based on his enormous playmaking upside (breaking several tackles and going the distance), I believe that Watson will be the # 2 reciever in 2006. The Pats are just going to want to get the ball in his hands at least several times a game. My projected breakdown is Branch with 70-80 catches, back-uped by Caldwell. Both of them being intermediate distance threats. Watson, 45-55 catches, and Grarambo, 20-30 catches, will work the middle... Another 20-25 catches to 3rd down Brown and maybe 50-60 to the backs, especially Faulk. My point? There are not too many catches left for the 2nd wr, if these projections prove even somewhat accurate. So the question becomes what do you need the 2nd wr to do? 2 thoughts: 1) Run blocker - as Given was. Very good complimentary receiver and excellent 2nd lever run blocker. At this point, no one there is no one on the roster that fits this description. 2) Flat-out speed receiver. Take the DBs deep every play and clear out for the short and intermediate passes, or help with the 2nd level running because the DBs are just too deep to help in run support. This is where BJ may make his mark. An argument could be made that the 2 speed receivers on the roster are BJ (even with all his ups and downs - this much is definite, the man can run) and Chad Jackson, a talented rookie. My thoughts are the 2nd wr job is BJ's to lose, at least through the first half of season. Then if BJ doesn't have any success, Jackson takes over about week 8 as the speed receiver. Think about it. Caldwell and Branch are similar receivers - both have speed and quickness, but both primarity work the intermediate area. Having both of them in the game would somewhat clog up Watson's zones. Sending a speed receiver like BJ deep every play, stretches the field even if you don't throw him the ball. Now healthy, I like Bethel's chances to have a pretty good year. Prediction: 20-30 catches with a 14-15 ypc average and 6 touchdowns. Another random thought about WR - I wonder how much of a factor it was in taking Chad Jackson that he had experience in Urban Meyer's (sp?) spread offense was? If it is true the BB and OC Josh McDaniel are planning to incorporate some of this system into the Pats offense then this makes CJ a little less of a rookie since he went through breaking in the system at FLA.