6-3 220lbs Junior
2008- 48 receptions, 719 yards, 7 touchdowns
2009- 44 receptions, 795 yards, 9 touchdowns
Michael Floyd is one of the top prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft. While at Notre Dame Floyd has developed into one of the top receivers in the country. He possesses great size at 6-3 and 220lbs, he utilities that size to make a lot of big plays. Floyd has great body control and uses that and his size to pluck jump balls out of the air. Floyd threatens the defense with his ability to make plays deep down the field. All of these skills would mean less if it weren’t for his impressive hands. Another thing that helps Floyd’s stock is the fact that he has experience in Charlie Weiss’s pro style offense.
There are going to be a lot of scouts awaiting the result of Floyd’s 40 yard dash time. There are some scouts that question Floyd’s top end speed. The question marks about his speed are the only major concern as of now. However, if he fails to run a good 40 time he could see his draft stock drop.
Overall I expect Floyd to put up big numbers in Coach Kelly’s new pass friendly system. The fact that Floyd has experience in a pro style offense will ease the fact that he won’t play in that type of system this season. Floyd will have to wait until after the season to answer the questions about his speed but he could ease concerns with a productive season.
As it stands right now Floyd joins a good receiver class that includes Julio Jones and AJ Green. We could see all 3 receivers go in the top 10 of next year’s draft.