Boldin's a malcontent about his contract. He wants to be paid like Fitzgerald. If a team ponied up the bread, he'd be alright.
Swapping #1 picks wouldn't be nearly enough. Their starting price is a 1 and a 3, reportedly. They'll come down, but how much? Also, this draft is weak at the top, so they may not be inclined to pay a top 10 salary to a player who's really not all that much better than the guys they could get at 31.
It'd be a great add if we could get him, but would Al give up that kinda of scratch for a YAC receiver? Boldin isn't going to stretch the field the way Al would like. But, he's a beast and can break tackles as well or better than any WR in the league.
All things considered, I'd probably offer up that #7 pick for him. That'd be a lot better than wasting it on Andre Smith, and I don't see either Crabtree or Maclin being half the player that Boldin is.
God damn it.
No offense, but your Raiders draft sucks.