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Michael Floyd gives the Cards a legitimate WR2 for the first time in five seasons.
The NFL has truly become a passing league and for the Arizona Cardinals, one stud receiver just wasn't enough. With their first round pick, the Cardinals took WR Michael Floyd from Notre Dame.
No one could be happier than All-Pro WR Larry Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald and Floyd are similar in many ways. Both are from the Minneapolis area. Both are tall receivers who are willing to go over the middle to make catches. Both are willing to do what it takes to get the Cardinals back to the playoffs.
Floyd (6'2", 220) holds Notre Dame records for catches (271), receiving yards (3,686) and touchdowns (37). In 2011, he recorded 100 receptions and 1,150 yards so he is capable of putting up the big numbers.
Look for Floyd to almost immediately jump to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Fitzgerald. In addition to his receiving skills, Floyd is also a strong run-blocker and that should make RB Beanie Wells smile.
Wells racked up 1,047 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. With Floyd's blocking and drawing defenders out of the box, Wells has a chance to improve upon his strong 2011 campaign.
Early Doucet will shift from an outside wide receiver to the slot which is a more natural fit for him.
Floyd will need to carry the ball closer to his body to reduce his chances of fumbling the ball. He also needs to avoid a repeat of the three alcohol-related offenses in two years at Notre Dame.