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Philadelphia Eagles: Acquiring Anquan Bolding is Now a Must

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10:  Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals takes a handoff against the San Francisco 49ers during the game at University of Phoenix Stadium on November, 10 2008 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Bleacher ReportAnalyst IApril 24, 2009

According to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, today the Arizona Cardinals lowered their demands for Anquan Boldin to a second-round pick and other considerations.

Paolantonio said that the New York Jets, Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles are interested in the services of Boldin.

In my preview of Eagles need in the draft">what the Eagles need in the draft, I stated that it was not worth trading a first- and a third-round pick to acquire Boldin.

I am not backing down from that approach; I still hold that it is not worth trading for Boldin if it costs Philadelphia this year's first-round draft choice.

But now that the terms have changed, the Eagles have to pull the trigger on this trade.

Look at it this way: The Eagles get the most talked-about receiver in the league and still have their first selection.

I said that drafting Knowshon Moreno would be like winning the lottery. Well, this would be like winning the jackpot. And trading this year's second-round pick would not eliminate the possibility of moving up in the draft.

The Birds could still trade the 21st pick in the first round and then a third or fourth rounder in this year to move up to 14th or 15th to snag Moreno before the Chargers have a chance at him at 16.

Donovan McNabb told the Eagles to get him some playmakers, but no playmakers have been acquired yet.

Philly already made a huge splash by acquiring Jason Peters from the Buffalo Bills; now it's time for them to make the biggest move of the offseason.

To Joe Banner: Make this deal happen and pay the man the big bucks.

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