Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/11/12
When the Cardinals used the 13th overall selection on Michael Floyd in the 2012 NFL Draft, they did it in an attempt to take away some of the bracket coverage from Larry Fitzgerald and to potentially recreate what they had a few years ago with Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. It was also done possibly at Larry Fitzgerald’s urging as Fitz reportedly asked the Cardinals to take Floyd. I’m not saying for sure that’s why they took him, but it wouldn’t be the first time the Cardinals made a decision heavily influenced by Larry Fitzgerald. Needing him to sign a long term extension, which he eventually did (8 years, 120 million), the Cardinals gave up a king’s ransom for Kevin Kolb, a friend of Fitzgerald’s who Fitzgerald asked the team to acquire. The Cardinals gave up a 2nd round pick, a starting cornerback in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and gave Kolb a 5 year, 63 million dollar deal. Larry Fitzgerald holds a summer camp every offseason and it’s often credited with breakout seasons f...
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