When you look back at the 2003 Draft's Top Ten, it wasn't loaded with a group of players that dominated the league. The Houston Texans are by far the winners of top ten of '03 with the #3 overall selection -- WR Andre Johnson.
However if you look a little deeper in the draft, many players are still making an impact in the NFL. Here's a short list of solid players from 2003:
- Andre Johnson
- Terrell Suggs
- Troy Polamalu
- Charles Tilman
- Jason Witten
- Lance Briggs
- Brandon Lloyd
- Terence Newman
It seems as if things were only going to get better when the team reached Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, but tension began to show with Boldin and the Cardinals organization. In 2010 he was dealt to the Baltimore Ravens. Since his arrival the Ravens have steadily grown as a Super Bowl contender, and Boldin is still making amazing catches, and catching headlines for his efforts.
Most recently, he notched 2 TDs in the Ravens victory over the New England Patriots on their way to Super Bowl XLVII. A lot of people gave up on Boldin when he left Arizona, I am glad I didn't, and held on to this beautiful autographed rookie card from the 2003 Upper Deck SPx set. Card #191 is signed in red ink and is #d to 1100.
By the way, Boldin's reached a new pinnacle with the Ravens, but he holds some pretty hefty records in the NFL, here's a few...
- Fastest player to record 400, 500 & 600 catches
- Most receptions in a rookie year
- Most receiving YDS in first game