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Grading System
ANQUAN BOLDIN
Anquan Boldin - WR Position: WR
Class: Underclassman
School: Florida St.
Conference: ACC
Ht., Wt.: 6'0½, 216
40 Time: 4.75
Grade: 3.56

Selected by Arizona Cardinals
Round 2, pick 22 (54 overall)
BIO: Junior entry who leaves school a year early after winning second team All-Conference Honors, leading Florida State in all receiving categories with 65 catches, 1, 011 yards and 13 scores. Sat out the 2001 campaign after suffering a season ending knee injury during pre-season drills. Ranked third on the team as a sophomore in receiving with 41-664-6. Performed terribly at the Combine, running poorly and struggling during pass catching drills. Has been used sporadically at QB. Recently ran a 4.59 during Pro-Day workouts in Tallahassee.

POSITIVES: Nice-sized wide out who consistently makes positive plays for the offense. Extends and catches the pass away from his frame, boxes out defenders and effectively runs after the reception. Adjusts to the errant throw, reaching back to catch the ball without breaking stride. Settles into the open spot on the field, looks the pass into his hands and pulls the throw out of the air. Displays focus, concentration and timing.

NEGATIVES: Not quick off the line of scrimmage, lacks sharpness running routes and overall quickness. Does not have the second gear or have separation downfield.

ANALYSIS: Not as bad as he looked at the Combine but his draft ranking will suffer none the less. A viable possession receiver at the next level who sneaks it downfield on occasion.

PROJECTION: Mid Fourth Round


Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
65 1011 15.55 13

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
86 21 4.1 0

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