Notre Dame standout wide receiver Michael Floyd will visit the St. Louis Rams this week as the 2012 NFL draft approaches, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Floyd is also expected to meet with the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins.
Widely regarded by many as the No. 2 receiver coming out of this year's draft behind Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon, Floyd could be a top-10 pick due to his size and flashes of brilliance during his college career. On the other hand, his injuries, inconsistency and run-ins with the law could make him slide down.
Floyd was suspended by Notre Dame in March 2011 after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He would be reinstated four months later and go on to catch 100 receptions for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns that season.
He was also cited for underage consumption in 2010 and 2009.
In his four years at Notre Dame, Floyd caught 271 receptions for 3,686 yards and 37 touchdowns. He led the team in receiving his junior and senior years, and was second on the team his sophomore and freshman years behind Golden Tate.
The Rams' interest in Floyd could be one of several things.
The team could favor Floyd over Blackmon if they decide to go receiver with the No. 6 pick in the draft. They could be preparing to take Floyd later in the draft if a team is willing to trade up and take the No. 6 pick from them. Or they simply could be doing their homework.
The 22-year-old Floyd is 6'3" and 224 lbs.