Larry Fitzgerald was talking about WR Early Doucet’s toughness when he said, “he reminds me of Q.”
“Q” is WR Anquan Boldin, former fellow Pro Bowl receiver dealt to Baltimore in a trade earlier this offseason. Given the hole left when Boldin did, it won’t just be toughness that will encourage comparisons between Doucet and Boldin.
Fitzgerald has already made his NFL reputation, and in many ways, so too has WR Steve Breaston, the wideout who ostensibly replaces Boldin as the Cardinals’ No. 2 receiver. It is Doucet – whose body type and style of play mirror Boldin – who will inevitably be thought of as Boldin’s sequel.
Breaston is probably the starter next to Fitz, but Doucet had some bright spots last season when he played. The big question is, is there a difference in getting the ball from QB Kurt Warner or QB Matt Leinart, and that will determine Doucet's value this season. He may not be a bad late-round option in your draft as things stand now.