Michael Floyd NFL Draft Profile

Michael Floyd NFL Draft Profile

Michael Floyd, Senior, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame



Michael Floyd stepped on the campus of Notre Dame and started breaking records. Despite missing three games during his freshman campaign, Floyd set school records for a freshman in all three major receiving categories. On the year he totaled 48 receptions for 719 yards and seven scores. As a sophomore Floyd was again competing with Golden Tate for catches. It was another injury shortened season for Floyd and he played in just seven games. However, in those seven contests he tallied 44 receptions for 795 yards and nine touchdowns.

There was no doubt that Floyd would be the Irish’s go-to-receiver in 2010 and 2011. In 2010 Floyd had to deal with inconsistent quarterback play, but he easily led Notre Dame with 79 receptions for 1,025 yards and 12 trips to the end zone.

Final Projection:

Floyd has a nice combination of size and speed. He will not blow past opposing cornerbacks, but he can get separation with his strength. Once he catches the ball he can run right through most defenders. Floyd likely would have been a first round selection had he entered the 2011 NFL Draft, but he has a few things to work on and another year in college should do him well. Staying healthy, which he was not able to do during his first two seasons in South Bend, Indiana, will definitely erase most doubts scouts have about him.

1/5/12 Update:

Floyd stayed healthy in 2012 and had another fine season, catching 100 passes for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns. He may not have helped his draft stock too much by staying another year, but he certainly did not hurt it either. He is still a first round talent. He likely will not surpass Justin Blackmon or Alshon Jeffery on many draft boards, but there is room for three wide receivers in the top 20.

3/17/12 Update:

Floyd had a superb day at the NFL Combine. At least he ran really fast and that matters a lot more than it should. His fast 40 time should cement his spot in the first round and keep him in the mix for a top 20 selection. However, those looking for a reason to drop Floyd down their draft boards could find one during Floyd's April Pro Day if he runs a little slower. 

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