Anquan Boldin or Knowshon Moreno?

Curt KolpCorrespondent IApril 23, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 13:  Knowshon Moreno #24 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs the ball against Emanuel Cook #21 of the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina on September 13, 2008.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ah, the debate goes on.

With the draft less than two days away, the speculation is building among the Philadelphia Eagles faithful.  The Eagles picked up OT Jason Peters from the Bills last weekend for the 28th overall pick in the draft, as well as a fourth rounder.

That leaves them with one pick in the first round (21st overall).  Will they trade up to ensure they get the highly coveted running back from Georgia?  Or will they pull the trigger and part ways with the 21st pick as well as a third rounder to pick up Anquan Boldin?

Or, could they somehow pull off a miracle and get both Knowshon Moreno and Anquan Boldin?


Best Case Scenario

The Eagles stay at No. 21 and select Knowshon Moreno.  He will become the eventual heir apparent to Brian Westbrook, as well as serving as a compliment to Westbrook until Westbrook leaves.

In addition to the Birds selecting Knowshon, they trade the Sheldon Brown, next year's first round pick, and Reggie Brown for Anquan Boldin.

Eagle fans appreciate the stability that Sheldon brings to the secondary; however, his contract dispute could become an ugly distraction for the Eagles.

If the Eagles trade away Brown, they could play Demps as the Nickel corner and slide Joselio Hanson to the No. 2 corner, making Sean Jones the other starter at Safety.

In the second round, they trade up to acquire one of the corners who fell into the second round.  Whether it be Vonte Davis or Darius Butler, it would give some depth and youth to the Birds secondary.


Worst Case Scenario

The Eagles stay at pick 21, and Knowshon Moreno gets picked before the Eagles get on the clock.  Then with the 21st pick, they select a defensive player, like Larry English or an offensive lineman such as William Beatty.

Also, they fail to give up the necessary picks or players to get Anquan and are left with disappointing the fans of Philadelphia, once again.


Other Possible Scenarios

Philadelphia elects to trade up and get Knowshon Moreno, the running back of the future.  They fail to get Anquan Boldin, but draft Brian Robiskie from Ohio State in the second round.

The Eagles could dump the 21st pick and this year's or next year's third round pick in exchange for Anquan Boldin.  With the second round pick, they select running back Rashad Jennings from Liberty, which gives Brian Westbrook a nice compliment to the Eagles backfield.

Braylon Edwards is traded to the Eagles for this year's second round pick, next year's third round pick, and Sheldon Brown. 

This offer might be attractive for Cleavland, because it gives them high draft picks and a solid player on defense.


Most Likely Scenario

Lets face it: the Eagles don't like to part ways with draft picks.  Consequently, it's highly unlikely that Anquan Boldin will come to Philadelphia.

Expect the Eagles to take all the necessary steps in order to get Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno.