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Lots of people thought Sharrif Floyd could end up in Oakland with the third pick in the draft, but he ended up falling to 23rd.
Floyd is a player who needs to be in the right system to succeed and was overrated by the media. A lot of teams passed on Floyd because he isn't a great fit in a 3-4 and doesn't have a lot of experience in a 4-3. Minnesota runs a 4-3 defense, so Floyd, who is better off attacking the quarterback, will get a chance to gain experience and should fit in nicely. However, he still isn't going to be great.
The defensive tackle only registered three sacks in 2012, and he finished the year with a mere 46 tackles. Floyd is 6'3" and 297 pounds, and even though he is versatile, his size and lack of speed don't make him a great fit at any one position. Floyd isn't as big as the linemen in the trenches, and his 40-yard dash time of 4.92 seconds means that he can't blow by linemen with speed.
Floyd climbed draft boards in between the end of the 2012 season and the draft. He ran a 3-4 defense in college and wasn't bad, but a 4-3 is likely best for him. However, there could be some issues with the transition that would only make things worse for Floyd.
Aaron Rodgers is a notable example of a high-profile player who fell on draft day and came back to perform well, but Floyd isn't going to be that kind of player. His stock was unreasonably inflated, and while he has talent and athleticism, he is overrated. Floyd never produced much in college, and he won't produce much in the NFL in terms of stats. Floyd may be able to get some hurries on the quarterback, but it may be tough for him as well.
Floyd is going to go up against heavier linemen, so he will have to prove that he can handle some elite interior linemen. His versatility is a huge positive, but he doesn't have the speed to be a defensive end and may not have the strength to be a defensive tackle. Floyd, like all other draft prospects, is untested in the NFL, so it's yet to be seen whether he can produce at a high level against the best of the best.
Unless he is able to use his athleticism and get to the quarterback more often than expected, Floyd won't live up to expectations.