2012 NFL Draft: Why Notre Dame's Michael Floyd Should Top Buffalo Bills' Board

Robert QuinnCorrespondent IMarch 23, 2012

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 29: Michael Floyd #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs in front of Chris Ferguson #23 of the Navy Midshipmen on a 56 yard touchdown catch at Notre Dame Stadium on October 29, 2011 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Before the free agency frenzy began, it was a general consensus that the Buffalo Bills would address the pass rush with their No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

However, after inking the Houston Texans former No. 1 overall pick, Mario Williams and Mark Anderson from the New England Patriots, the Bills are in a position to select the best player available. 

The Bills already re-signed their No. 1 wideout, Stevie Johnson, to a five-year contract extension, but they could still use a big, physical target for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. 

Michael Floyd was reliable for his entire tenure with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and has the ability to beat a variety of coverages.

At 6'3", 224 pounds, his separation abilities are incredible.

He displays strong hands, can get up in the air with his 36.5" vertical and has the speed to get down the field with his 4.4 40-yard dash.

In his four years as a member of the Fighting Irish, he was a major contributor, racking up 266 receptions for 3,645 yards and finding the end zone 36 times.

With the Bills, he could be the perfect No. 2 receiver opposite Johnson, with the ability and potential to become a top-notch wideout in the National Football League. 

Selecting Floyd would not only give the Bills an upgrade at the wide receiver position, but would allow youngsters Donald Jones and David Nelson to flourish on the inside—where they excel.