Andy Reid has come out and said that the Eagles attempted to go after Anquan Boldin but the Cardinals wanted a 1st, 3rd, and 5th round draft pick. This is a lot to give up for one player and is the main reason the Eagles didn’t end up landing Boldin. They were able to land Jeremy Maclin as he fell down the board and ended up going 19th overall. In the 5th round they were able to get a steal at tight end in Cornelius Ingram. Packaging up two other fifth round picks they were able to trade for Ellis Hobbs who is a corner that also has great kickoff return skills.
So let’s take those three players and compare them to Boldin. Who would you rather have? Sure Maclin and Ingram haven’t proved anything yet but they sure as hell could. Only time will tell. Although I really did want to see Boldin end up as an Eagle before the draft, I’m happy that he did not.