Michael Floyd to Cardinals: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 27, 2012

Former Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd is the most NFL-ready wideout in the 2012 NFL draft class. Hands down.

Floyd's size, speed and hands make him complete player at the flanker position. He's big enough to win battles in press coverage, has the speed to run away from defenders, and his hands are strong enough that he can win jump balls and catch in traffic.

What concerns us about Floyd is that his film speed doesn't quite match the 4.43 40 he turned in at the NFL Scouting Combine. Floyd plays closer to a low 4.5 in pads, but the low time does indicate an ability to accelerate. 

Another concern are the three alcohol-related arrests in a two-year span at Notre Dame that led to a temporary suspension from the football program. By all accounts, Floyd has learned from the mistakes, but this type of red flag has to be mentioned when considering investing millions of dollars in him as a first-round pick.

Floyd has talent to be a true No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL, and he'll be asked to be an early contributor from Week 1 on for the TEAM.

Pick Analysis:

Michael Floyd certainly has the potential to be a gamechanger for the Cardinals, but will their mediocre quarterback have enough time to get him the ball behind a mediocre line? Riley Reiff might've been the more prudent pick here. 

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