Michael Floyd Scouting Report
|School:||Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|Height & Weight:||6'3 - 224 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Top 20|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
A very reliable receiver who can work defenses anywhere on the field. He is very good at the point of attack and displays a great knack at beating press coverage. Whether it is using his hands to disengage or simply shielding defenders away from the ball, Floyd can separate from his man in short spaces. Gifted with long arms and the ability to climb the ladder, he can make plays on deep balls. He is not blessed with elite speed, but can adequately challenge corners down the field.
Durability and character concerns may end up hurting his draft stock. He was arrested for a DUI in 2010 and was charged with underage drinking the year before. Notre Dame opted to suspend him during their summer practices.
At the next level, he projects as an very good No. 2 receiver. He lacks the necessary explosion off the line and suddenness in his route running to be a true top-flight No. 1 receiver. He will need to get stronger in his lower body since he is an average blocker. Given his size and frame, the potential is there for Floyd to have a very good NFL career.
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