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  • Anquan Boldin... round 2 ?

    I know a lot of you guys have hopped off the "bring Boldin to Baltimore" bandwagon, as have I, but with the recent rumors from the combine, saying Arizona is again willing to ship him this off season;

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...lly-get-dealt/

    I was wondering what you guys thought if we only had to give up a 4th at the highest. Would he still be worth it, or would the Ravens be better off drafting the BPA and going with what has always worked for them - building through the draft.

    my take -
    If Arizona was willing to give up Anquan Boldin for a 4th and Troy Smith (competition for Leniart?) I wouldn't mind Ozzie pulling the trigger on that.

    Now, I know he's injury prone AND aging but for a 4th round pick I think he's worth the risk. He'd give us at least 1-2 more years of solid production if he can stay healthy.

    BUT - if Arizona wants as high as a 3rd, I think we'd be better off staying away from him.

    in reality, I doubt the Raven's are interested. They sent there whole medical staff to the combine to evaluate the players, so obviously, their making durability a big issue, if that's the case, then let's not get too caught up in Anquan Boldin, because he definitely is not known for durability.

    what do you guys think?

  • #2
    I would definitely do it for a fourth. I'd be worried about the contract he would want, but at that price...

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    • #3
      If we could trade out 2nd for Boldin, I would jump all over it. It doesn't mean that another WR can't be pursued. It just means there is a legitimate wide reciever threat that they have since , well.....never. I am personally a really big Anquan Boldin fan. I love his physicality and think he would be an excellent fit in the offense. Ozzie has proven he isn't much a WR talent evaluator so getting a guy in the first or second is far from the sure thing. Even if Boldin only has 4 productive years left in him he could take a team that is on the cusp to the next level.

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      • #4
        As long as we can keep our #1 intact then lets pull the trigger and I don't see why Ozzie and crew wouldn't do it. We don't have a problem trading for talent.

        Only question would be would be the back up QB if we traded Smith?

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        • #5
          John Beck, sadly.

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          • #6
            Q is worth more than a 4th and Smith IMO. Yeah he gets injured, but he's one of the better WRs in the league. Second is more likely to get Q.

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            • #7
              I don't think a 4th would get it done either, but it'd be nice :). Our second would probably be what they would ask for, since we pick later in the round.

              Smith and a 2nd for Boldin and a 5th. Don't know if I'd do it...

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              • #8
                Boldin is better than any second round player you can possibly get. Troy Smith is expendible big time. It'd be a very good trade for the Ravens.

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                • #9
                  I don't see any reason why he wouldn't be had for just a 3rd. He has that injury tag on him just like McGahee did and he didn't have a huge season. If we could get him straight up for a 3rd that would be a huge haul for us before the draft to bring in 2 pieces to solve the WR riddle and then draft the BPA in the draft like we always do. Then continue to fill the holes we have in depth.

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                  • #10
                    Anquan Bolidin for a 4th? No way. The dude is 1st round value and won't be dealt for anything less then a 2nd rounder. If they were really willing to deal him for a 4th you would have 32 NFL teams lined up with their picks.

                    I don't think were in for another long and dissapointed offseason when it comes to young recievers. The latest coming out of Denver is that Marshall wants to be back and the team wants him back. But, there are tons of other options.

                    BTW: Don't buy the rumors of us trading a 2nd Rounder for Malcom Floyd...That would be an epic fail.

                    Antonio Bryant- The Bucs let him walk and he runs some of the best crosses you will ever see.

                    T.O.- Love him or hate him he brings it every single season. His body of work ethic is off the charts for an 35+ year old wide reciever and given a QB in Buffalo he probably would not be a FA this season.

                    A trade I wouldn't mind seeing is KC for Dwayne Bowe. The new Front Office has been shopping him since the moment he got their and if you can motivate him he will be the next great young WR.

                    As for the Draft their are some intrugining options.

                    Damien Williams WR USC- You want some big time potential with few risk? Pick Damien Williams. Runs some of the best routes I have ever seen and has relatively good size at 6'1. An extremely quick guy but lacks that long vertical speed us Ravens fans wants us too see. He's not physical but he is extemely athletic and lean and is all about the YAC. With his crisp routes and quick feet he has the chance to be the next Wes Welker. Add this into the fact he has some of the best work ethic and personallity. Watch out for Damien Williams he has the chance to be a very special player in this league.

                    NFL Comparison: Wes Welker

                    Brandon LaFell WR LSU- A big play guy out of LSU. Has tons of upside being big and strong at 6'3 210. A big and physical reciever who consitently beat the jam at LSU and is a gifted jumper, catching some incredible balls at times. Has an awesome jump ball and isn't afraid to get hit. The problem is he's not the greatest athlete in the NFL and tends to lack a burst in his breaks.

                    NFL Comparison: Bernard Berrian

                    Mardy Gilyard WR Cincinatti- Talk about a bomb waiting to erupt. He's perhaps my favorite WR coming out in this years Draft. He's a poor mans version of DeSean Jackson who has that element of speed that can take it to the house from anywhere on the field. Awesome senior bowl player capped off with his special return ability has elevated him into the 2nd Round.

                    NFL Comparison: Tedd Gin jr. (Better Version)

                    Jordan Shipley WR Texas- He's a better prospect then last year's Austin Collie as he has similar quickness as Damien Williams. He posses that rare vision and will make a huge play after beating teams over and overa again from slants, ins, and outs. Rarely dropped a ball at his tenur in Texas and has great acceleration.

                    NFL Comparison: Anthony Gonzalez



                    For the Record. I'm not a huge fan of Golden Tate (Poor Route's) and Arrelious Benn (Poor work ethic/attitude)

                    I know the guys I mentioned are crafty guys that can run the underneath routes and relying off their quick feet. But, as of now I'm hoping for an edge rusher or CB in Round 1 and trading up for Mardy Gilyard in round 2.

                    Thoughts?

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                    • #11
                      I'd much rather see the Ravens sign WR Antonio Bryant, and CB Leigh Bodden in free agency.
                      GO RAVENS

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                      • #12
                        Is anybody watching the combine? Bruce Campbell is blowing it up he may have escalated into the top 15. THe Raiders I'm sure are going crazy right now.

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                        • #13
                          Trading a 4th and Troy Smith for Boldin is a steal for the Ravens.
                          Originally posted by ATLDirtyBirds
                          Coples is that dude.
                          Go Amare. I Love Tayshaun Prince...

                          Orioles - Raiders - UNC - Nuggets/Wizards

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RavenMadness View Post
                            Anquan Bolidin for a 4th? No way. The dude is 1st round value and won't be dealt for anything less then a 2nd rounder. If they were really willing to deal him for a 4th you would have 32 NFL teams lined up with their picks.

                            I don't think were in for another long and dissapointed offseason when it comes to young recievers. The latest coming out of Denver is that Marshall wants to be back and the team wants him back. But, there are tons of other options.

                            BTW: Don't buy the rumors of us trading a 2nd Rounder for Malcom Floyd...That would be an epic fail.

                            Antonio Bryant- The Bucs let him walk and he runs some of the best crosses you will ever see.

                            T.O.- Love him or hate him he brings it every single season. His body of work ethic is off the charts for an 35+ year old wide reciever and given a QB in Buffalo he probably would not be a FA this season.

                            A trade I wouldn't mind seeing is KC for Dwayne Bowe. The new Front Office has been shopping him since the moment he got their and if you can motivate him he will be the next great young WR.

                            As for the Draft their are some intrugining options.

                            Damien Williams WR USC- You want some big time potential with few risk? Pick Damien Williams. Runs some of the best routes I have ever seen and has relatively good size at 6'1. An extremely quick guy but lacks that long vertical speed us Ravens fans wants us too see. He's not physical but he is extemely athletic and lean and is all about the YAC. With his crisp routes and quick feet he has the chance to be the next Wes Welker. Add this into the fact he has some of the best work ethic and personallity. Watch out for Damien Williams he has the chance to be a very special player in this league.

                            NFL Comparison: Wes Welker

                            Brandon LaFell WR LSU- A big play guy out of LSU. Has tons of upside being big and strong at 6'3 210. A big and physical reciever who consitently beat the jam at LSU and is a gifted jumper, catching some incredible balls at times. Has an awesome jump ball and isn't afraid to get hit. The problem is he's not the greatest athlete in the NFL and tends to lack a burst in his breaks.

                            NFL Comparison: Bernard Berrian

                            Mardy Gilyard WR Cincinatti- Talk about a bomb waiting to erupt. He's perhaps my favorite WR coming out in this years Draft. He's a poor mans version of DeSean Jackson who has that element of speed that can take it to the house from anywhere on the field. Awesome senior bowl player capped off with his special return ability has elevated him into the 2nd Round.

                            NFL Comparison: Tedd Gin jr. (Better Version)

                            Jordan Shipley WR Texas- He's a better prospect then last year's Austin Collie as he has similar quickness as Damien Williams. He posses that rare vision and will make a huge play after beating teams over and overa again from slants, ins, and outs. Rarely dropped a ball at his tenur in Texas and has great acceleration.

                            NFL Comparison: Anthony Gonzalez



                            For the Record. I'm not a huge fan of Golden Tate (Poor Route's) and Arrelious Benn (Poor work ethic/attitude)

                            I know the guys I mentioned are crafty guys that can run the underneath routes and relying off their quick feet. But, as of now I'm hoping for an edge rusher or CB in Round 1 and trading up for Mardy Gilyard in round 2.

                            Thoughts?
                            Where did you hear that Arrelious Benn has a poor work ethic and attitude?

                            And I really doubt Boldin is worth a 2nd round pick. I think the Cards are looking for a 3rd and maybe a player for him. I know he's a great player, but the problem is he is never healthy.

                            And how is Brandon LaFell similar to Berrian? Lafell is 6-3 205 and Berrian is 6-1 185. Both have totally different playing styles.

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                            • #15
                              I agree with you I think that Boldin can he had for less than expected, I really think that the Cardinals are waiting for the right fit to send him to the AFC, they don't want to potentially face him in the NFC and kill them on the field! Plus I think position in the draft is going to determine if the 4th becomes a 3rd or even a 2nd

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