Anquan Boldin a Serious Priority for NY Giants

Michael SamuelSenior Analyst IApril 21, 2009

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 30:  Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals poses during a portrait session at Cardinals Training Facility on November 30, 2004 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Last week when the Arizona Cardinals officials said they would listen to offers for Pro-Bowl WR Anquan Boldin, I said the New York Giants must make a move to get him.

It seems almost too simple to me. They have both an extra second and fifth round pick to spare. I understand it will certainly take a first round pick, along with those other two at the minimum, and maybe a defensive player as well to acquire Boldin, but the Giants should be in an all-in type mode at this point.

We all saw how Eli Manning and the rest of the offense couldn't get it done without star receiver Plaxico Burress.

If they were able to add a player like Boldin, they should become the immediate favorite to win the NFC East.

While Anquan Boldin stands at only 6'1”, he is still an excellent target to make plays with the football in the air.

If Eli Manning was given the chance to play with another dominant WR, he would be able to make the big throws and also do what he does best: the two-minute drill.

Personally, I think it is worth it to give up a lot to get Boldin because the Giants should be trying to win right now. I really only see one hole in this team and that is a  No. 1 WR to go along with Steve Smith and TE Kevin Boss in the passing game.

The Giants have the core of a team that is still capable of winning a Super Bowl.

With Osi Umenyiora returning to RE, along with Justin Tuck at LE, the Giants have two DEs in the prime of their careers in the NFL. The rest of the defense also has young talent, such as CB Aaron Ross and veterans like MLB Antonio Pierce.