Found April 27, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
He’s passed up Golden Tate, Jeff Samardzjia and Tim Brown to claim all the major receiving records in Notre Dame history. And now Michael Floyd is a member of the Arizona Cardinals. Floyd becomes the first WR taken by the Cardinals in the first round since the team selected Larry Fitzgerald with the third overall pick in 2004. He is the first Notre Dame player drafted by the Cardinals in the first round since the team selected QB George Izo with the second overall pick in 1960. Taken 13th overall, Floyd becomes the highest draft pick out of Notre Dame since 1994, when the San Francisco 49ers drafted DT Bryant Young with the seventh overall selection. Floyd becomes the first Notre Dame WR taken in the first round since Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown was selected sixth overall by the Raiders in 1988. He is the fifth WR out of Notre Dame to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, joining Brown, Jim Seymour (10th overall by the Rams in 1969), Jack Snow (8th overall by the Vi...

Arizona Cardinals select Michael Floyd, Grade B

Very interesting pick by the Arizona Cardinals. In terms of value, Michael Floyd makes sense. He’s a solid mid-1st-round prospect and gives Kevin Kolb another legitimate target. However, I’m not crazy about how he fits in Arizona. He’s not a guy who can stretch the field and Larry Fitzgerald doesn’t really do that at this stage in his career either. There is no doubt in my...

Cardinals, Floyd took similar paths in 2011

PHOENIX -- In some ways, No. 1 draft pick Michael Floyd and the Cardinals played 2011 in parallel. They both drove the same hard road. Floyd, a wide receiver at Notre Dame, was suspended from the program for five months before being cleared to play his senior season. The Cardinals suffered an injury to their starting quarterback and lost seven of their first eight games. Both recovered...

Cardinals take receiver Floyd with 13th pick

TEMPE, Ariz. -- What Larry Fitzgerald wants, Larry Fitzgerald gets. In this case, what he gets is Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd. While there were arguments to be made for drafting an offensive lineman or a pass-rushing outside linebacker, the lure of selecting another big-play receiver to pair with Fitzgerald was too great for the Cards to ignore. With Fitzgerald already...

2012 NFL Draft: Michael Floyd Lands in Arizona

With the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select Michael Floyd, wide receiver, Notre Dame! The NFL Draft has been crazy thus far. Many trades have been made and it seems like the Cardinals are the only team that stayed put. Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd rose up many draft boards as we approached the draft and some went as far as to say...

Cardinals couldn't pass on WR Floyd

The Cardinals had offers to trade down from No. 13 during the first round on Thursday night, but none were good enough to entice them to pass on Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd. At 6-3, 220 pounds, Floyd gives the Cardinals another physical presence to go with Larry Fitzgerald. "One of the things that was apparent this how important field position has become...

Lot of options for Cardinals in first round

Without a second-round pick - sent to the Eagles in the trade for Kevin Kolb - the Cardinals likely would be open to move down from pick No. 13 to secure more draft choices.

4-star QB is high on Mike Leach

HAYDEN RETTIG, ranked 4 stars and the No. 28 quarterback prospect in the land, still has data to process and some things to figure out before making a college decision. But he is getting closer. Where do Washington State and Mike Leach stand?

Cardinals draft CDH's Floyd with No. 13 pick

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have drafted wide receiver Michael Floyd of Notre Dame with the 13th pick of the draft. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Floyd will be a welcome addition to a team that has been seeking a dependable No. 2 wide receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald. Floyd and Fitzgerald both are from the Minneapolis area -- Floyd played high school football at Cretin-Derham...

In-state hoss has Leach offer and great feet

SEATTLE’S MASON FRIEDLINE, who holds an offer from Mike Leach and Washington State, is something of an anomaly. You don’t see a lot of 6-5, 280-pounders with his feet and speed. And not many 1A/2A prospects earn five early offers from Pac-12 schools. Among the more recent questions we asked the King's High prospect, what did WSU like best about him out on the field?

Cardinals take Jamell Fleming

Corner Jamell Fleming became the third and final Sooner to be selected on the second day of the draft, getting his named called by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round, 80th overall.

Michael Floyd is your newest Arizona Cardinal

Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd has been chosen by the Arizona Cardinals with their 13th overall pick... Positives: Floyd can work defenses anywhere on the field, either from outside the hash marks or the slot.  Good at the point of attack and shows a great knack at defeating press coverages. Very adept at using his hands to disengage a defender or muscling defenders away from...
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