Report: Philadelphia Eagles Work out Notre Dame Receiver Michael Floyd

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistApril 2, 2012

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 29: Wide receiver Michael Floyd #3 of the Notre Dame Fight Irish runs upfield against the Florida State Seminoles in the Champs Sports Bowl December 29, 2011 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.  FSU won 18 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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While buzz builds around this month's NFL draft, rumors and visits are beginning to crop up across the league.

While the Eagles have recently been linked to LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers, a logical choice for the Eagles given Andy Reid's love of interior linemen, a report from that the Eagles have held a private workout with Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd is a surprising one. 

Throughout much of the offseason, speculation has run rampant that the Eagles would address the front-seven with the 15th pick in the NFL draft. However, after trading for inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans, there may be more pressing needs.

While it's easy to argue that Ryans doesn't fix the linebacking corps instantly, the Eagles may see a lack of worthy prospects at outside linebacker, or they may simply be satisfied with the personnel they currently have.

An article from's Jeff McLane shed some light on GM Howie Roseman's draft strategy.

According to McLane:

Roseman has been very candid about tinkering with his approach to the draft this year. He essentially admitted that the Eagles may have gotten a touch caught up in pre-draft rituals like the Senior Bowl and combine when evaluating prospects.

In addition, McLane makes mention of Head Coach Andy Reid's draft strategy:

“Inevitably you better pick the best player that’s there,” Reid said.

If the Eagles are in the business of picking the best available player on the board, Floyd may be a prime target.

The Eagles lack a true red-zone receiver, and Floyd certainly fills a need for a team that has previously been linked to the aging Plaxico Burress.

For a team that runs the West Coast offense, Floyd could be the perfect fit as a possession receiver.