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Bethel and Anquan Boldin .. draft history

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  1. MooseKnuckles

    MooseKnuckles Rookie

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    Interesting site, draft history links for all years at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/years/2003

    Interesting to note on the solid draft the Pats had in 2003 including stealing Koppen in the 5th, Wilson in the 2nd and Asante in the 4th.

    Looking back at Bethel Johnson taken in the 2nd at #45 .. nine picks later and the next WR off the board was Anquan Boldin. Imagine Boldin in the mix.
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    #95 Jersey

    i was extremely pissed we took bethel with that pick, i wanted kelley washington

    but something i do remember, was a lot of ppl on this board really liked anquan boldin and wanted us to take him with our second rd pick (dont forget we traded for an extra second on draft day by trading back)
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    #95 Jersey

    check out '02
    deion was the 11th wr taken!
    and i remember they were pissed josh reed was taken earlier that rd-he was supposedly their guy
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    and givens was the 33rd wr taken
    lol, thats great

    i remember reading on draft day that he was more of a flanker than split end in college and that could cause him to slip
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    #37 Jersey

    Nate Burleson at pick 71 would have been alternative too.
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    #12 Jersey

    BJ was drafted more as a KR with WR upside as anything else. He was going to be our very own Dante Hall-- and was for a while. I remember picking my jaw off the ground at his pure speed. He did not disappoint as a rookie.

    The thing is that he has not improved his game at all since then... he's the same player he's was in his first year. Compare that with Branch and Givens who have completely transformed their games, taken it to the next level, over their time with the Pats.

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