Michael Floyd would have been the third-ranked WR in the 2011 draft but chose to stay and rehab his off the field image following a DUI. Floyd has ideal size (6’3, 220 pounds) and at the combine showed off an impressive 4.42 40-yard dash. A hands-catcher, Floyd does a nice job of high-pointing the ball and is one of the best run-blockers in the draft to boot.
What he lacks is strong run after the catch and breakaway speed. Don’t let the 40 time fool you, he plays closer to 4.5 and most times would rather stiff arm a defender than run by them. Floyd also plays with a mean streak, which can be seen as both a positive and a negative when things aren’t going his way.
It looks like Larry Fitzgerald got his wish for another receiver to take attention off of himself. What does this mean for the fantasy prospects of Michael Floyd? It’s tough to say without knowing how the quarterback play is.
The offensive line in Arizona is still relatively weak, can they keep Kolb and/or Skelton upright? The upside shouldn’t be too high for Floyd’s fantasy football prospects anyways because there is only one football to go around. Clearly, having Larry Fitzgerald around didn’t exactly limit the fantasy production of Anquan Boldin, but that was with Kurt Warner at quarterback. On the other end of the spectrum, if the quarterback play is up to par, Michael Floyd won’t have to worry about the Darrelle Revis’s of the NFL as Larry Fitzgerald will be occupying their attention.
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