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The incumbent, Larry Fitzgerald, has a new piece of clay to mold. The clay, Michael Floyd, has loads of potential and an incredible work ethic.
This can only end well for Arizona.
Fitzgerald is known for his incredible work ethic and “never done” attitude, and has known Floyd since the rookie was in high school. They already have a great chemistry, so Floyd’s transition into the league will be much easier with his buddy Fitz by his side.
Andre Roberts and Early Doucet will mainly play the slot while Fitz and Floyd start on the outside.
Roberts was last year’s No. 2 for Arizona, and though he produced career-high numbers during his second season, the team was not impressed enough to stick with him on the outside. Despite being on the field for 388 more plays than Doucet, he finished third on the team with 51 catches, right behind Doucet’s 54.
Doucet should be the No. 3, but they may share the spot this season in their own competition to see who deserves the spot next year.
The physicality and athleticism Floyd adds to the mix really helps the corps of receivers in Arizona. They will be able to do so much more in the passing game because of him. He is such a good blocker that Arizona can utilize Doucet’s athleticism with more bubble screens and end-around plays with Fitz and Floyd lined up on the same side of the ball, blocking for him.