Boldin, Brown and Heyward-Bey

Well, the Anquan Boldin rumors just won’t stop. Both John Clayton and Peter King are confident Boldin will be dealt, with the Eagles a likely destination. Now, the fellas at PFT are claiming the Cardinals are shopping him for sure. Please take what they say with a HUGE grain of salt. Their so-called “sources” are about as reliable as investing in the stock market.

More from PFT. Connecticut running back Donald Brown has apparently scheduled a private workout with the Birds. Brown is 5’10″, 210 lbs and rushed for over 2000 yards in ’08. He has good vision, decent speed and is ranked in the Top 5 among RB prospects. Only caught 48 passes in three seasons.

Lastly, Darrius Hayward-Bey will workout for the Eagles as well. Heyward-Bey ran a 4.30 40-yard dash at the Combine and recently shined at his Pro Day. More-so than Brown, I find this very intriguing. Heyward-Bey will likely not last beyond the 1st round. I would be surprised if the Birds used one of their 1st round picks on a receiver, but that’s not to say I wouldn’t be pleased if they did. Heyward-Bey has the size (6’2″, 210) and speed to be a legit NFL target and certainly would give the Eagles a bigger target opposite DeSean Jackson.

Would Reid and Co. shock the world and draft a running back and a wide receiver in the 1st round??? I’ll believe it when I see it, and even then I probably won’t.

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  • Chris Iafolla

    Once the old Philly rumor mill starts, it’s pretty hard to stop.  I know PFT frequently jumps the gun on these types of stories, but recently, there coverage has been pretty darn good.  During the opening flurry of free agency, PFT was one step ahead of everyone in getting scoops.  I am starting to put a little more faith in them.  In this case, it will be interesting to see how it shakes out.  The Eagles would need to overpay for Boldin’s services if the Giants are involved.

  • Scott

    I just like poking fun at PFT, Chris. You’re right, they’ve gotten better in the last couple years. I doubt the Birds would give up a 1st rounder to get him, but you never know.

    A bidding war with the G-Men would be classic!!

  • Anthony

    Its going to be an interesting month before the draft.  So much can and likely will happen.  Obviously what the Birds do in the draft depends on what happens prior.  I am an agreement that they won’t go receiver, running back in the first round.  I guess you never know though.  If they keep the two first rounders my guess would be OL and RB.

  • Chris Iafolla

    You are right though Scott, PFT can be hit or miss.  They definitely rose to prominence in part by spreading false rumors.  They have improved, but you still have to take what they say with a grain of salt.  

    I have seen Darrius Hayward-Bey play a few times and he is an elite athlete.  What I like most about him is how physical he is–which is something the Eagles lack at the moment.  Hayward-Bey is very adept at beating the jam at the line of scrimmage.

    The weeks leading up to the draft will be interesting to watch!

  • Scott

    Thanks for the scouting report on Heyward-Bey, Chris. I saw him against Clemson a couple years ago, but that’s about it. He had a good, not great, game. He does seem to be rising up draft boards.

  • hratner

    Haha, I actually laughed out loud when I read the part about the Eagles taking a RB and WR with the two 1st round picks. I know you were only kidding but I guess we can’t rule it out completely. I would be ecstatic with Moreno and Heyward Bay or Nicks.

  • Scott

    The more I watch footage of Moreno, the more I like him. Hits the hole quick and catches the ball naturally. I would love to see him wearing Eagle green in 2009.