Anquan Boldin to Minnesota is a Trade That Makes Sense

Peter DeustermanContributor IApril 23, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 28:  Chester Taylor #29 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates his first down run against the New York Giants on December 28, 2008 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 20-19. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ok, so the picture above isn't Chester Taylor, but it's his number. Here's my proposal: Minnesota sends Taylor and their 2nd and 3rd round picks to Arizona Cardinals for Boldin and their 2nd rounder. 

Arizona gets a quality, experienced starter in Taylor to help where an unhappy Edgerrin James and questionable youth currently fill the depth chart. They also get an additional pick in the 3rd and move up in the 2nd.

Minnesota gets the receiver they need without taking a chance on Harvin or some other unproven rookie, uses that 1st round pick on an OT (Eben Britton or, if he drops, Oher), and keeps a high enough pick to find quality depth at DB or LB in the second round.

With the Vikings greatest draftable needs being OT, DB and WR, this scenario gets them an awesome WR and OT. They only need to choose wisely in late in the 2nd to shore up defensive depth.

What do you think? Would that be worth it for the Purple?  Would it be fair for both teams?

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