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    Golden Tate gets most of the pub for Notre Dame, and he is indeed a beast, but when I see Notre Dame play I am just as impressed by Michael Floyd. More so than I am by his fellow sophmore standout WRs (Julio Jones, AJ Green, DeAndre Brown).

    Maybe it's just me, but I see Larry Fitzgerald all over him. His body control is amazing, along with great leaping ability. Uses all hands. The same size as well- both 6'3" and roughly 220 pounds.

    Thoughts on Floyd?

    Also, does anyone follow Southern Miss and have any info on if Brown is back to 100%?
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    If Michael Floyd can prove to stay healthy, he would, without a doubt, be the #1 receiver next year, maybe #1 overall player. However, b/c of frequent health concerns, I like A.J. Green a bit more.

    This 2011 wide receiver class is probably the best I've ever seen (maybe anyone has ever see) from a potential standpoint.

    Also, don't forget about Jonathan Baldwin out of Pitt. Monstrous size and great hands.

    I doubt DeAndre Brown's knee is 100% healthy, but that is just me.

    BoneKruser with the DOPE sig

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    • #3
      Floyd is ******* amazing. Yesterday was the first full game he played that he didn't get 100 yards in, and he still got 85 yards and two touchdowns. An absolute beast. Like you said, he's basically Larry Fitzgerald.

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      • #4
        Floyd is the truth
        -Boston Red Sox-New England Patriots-Boston Celtics-

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        • #5
          I know some may hate on this opinion but most of the time I see Michael Floyd I think Mike Williams before I think Larry Fitzgerald.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phlysac View Post
            I know some may hate on this opinion but most of the time I see Michael Floyd I think Mike Williams before I think Larry Fitzgerald.
            I'm with you. His movements just don't look smooth and athletic. Right now he physically can pick on college CB's, but that's not the case in the NFL. Mike Williams, haha, maybe a little harsh but I can see why you would say that. How about a rich man's Mike Williams.

            I would personally take Julio Jones, A.J. Green, or Jonathan Baldwin over Floyd.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Day One Pick View Post
              I'm with you. His movements just don't look smooth and athletic. Right now he physically can pick on college CB's, but that's not the case in the NFL. Mike Williams, haha, maybe a little harsh but I can see why you would say that. How about a rich man's Mike Williams.
              Comparing him to Mike Williams in college is actually a huge compliment.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sniper View Post
                Comparing him to Mike Williams in college is actually a huge compliment.
                Yeah I guess it is. Floyd is a very good college receiver, but he might be one of those ones that doesn't pan out in the NFL. Dwayne Jarrett is another name that comes to mind. I for one was big on Jarrett's pro prospects, but was dead wrong. Since then I'm careful to hype up bigger college receivers. Limas Sweed was a pretty good college receiver too.

                Floyd might be a better pro prospect than William, Jarrett, and Sweed, but that doesn't mean he can be even close to Larry Fitzgerald. He might be a 40 catch 650 yards per year type guy. Productive, yes. Worth a high draft pick, no.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Day One Pick View Post
                  Yeah I guess it is. Floyd is a very good college receiver, but he might be one of those ones that doesn't pan out in the NFL. Dwayne Jarrett is another name that comes to mind. I for one was big on Jarrett's pro prospects, but was dead wrong. Since then I'm careful to hype up bigger college receivers. Limas Sweed was a pretty good college receiver too.

                  Floyd might be a better pro prospect than William, Jarrett, and Sweed, but that doesn't mean he can be even close to Larry Fitzgerald. He might be a 40 catch 650 yards per year type guy. Productive, yes. Worth a high draft pick, no.
                  I was also on Jarrett's nuts, but yeah, he hasn't panned out. However, I think Floyd will make a great pro. He's a lot more fluid than you give him credit for.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sniper View Post
                    I was also on Jarrett's nuts, but yeah, he hasn't panned out. However, I think Floyd will make a great pro. He's a lot more fluid than you give him credit for.
                    Floyd is fluid going up for the ball and has good body control in reguards to that aspect of his game, but so did Jarrett. It's the route running and overall ability to separate that I see as a potential problem. I believe that to be where Jarrett falls short as a pro.

                    Something tells me Floyd will be heavily debated this time next year.

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                    • #11
                      I agree. The thing about Floyd is that he looks like he's not even trying.
                      Like it comes so easy to him. I think he has unbelievable body control.
                      I also was a Jarrett fan but I think Floyd will no doubt be a stud at the next level.
                      I'd like to see what he does with a new HC and QB (I'm assuming Weis is fired and Clausen declares)
                      -Boston Red Sox-New England Patriots-Boston Celtics-

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, my comparison to Mike Williams was not based on any predictions as to the pro he can/will be. I made the comparison based on what I believe to be their abilities to run routes and change direction. Just like Williams, Floyd has tremendous ball skills and strong hands in a "jump-ball" situation but I feel that he, just as Williams, caught alot of balls where he is simply wide open because of poor defense. Way too early to guess how that may translate to the NFL.

                        The only WR that made me think of Larry Fitzgerald when I watched him, was Calvin Johnson. I never understood the Crabtree-Fitzgerald comparisons either.

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                        • #13
                          Floyd's stock will also have a bit of a dependent factor on who is coaching in South Bend next season too. I think if it is either Stoops, Kelly or Harbaugh, then his stock should be fine (permitting that he stays healthy and performs up to par).

                          On the thought of Floyd's actual abilities, I don't think I can put him up there with players like Julio Jones and A.J. Green on speed and athleticism, but his hands and body control (like previously stated) are at least up there if not better than the two.

                          A.J. Green is the best receiver in that class and he should be a Top 10 pick in April of 2011.

                          BoneKruser with the DOPE sig

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                          • #14
                            I'm really looking forward to the 2011 draft from a Pats standpoint. With the future need of a WR there are some great ones there. Floyd has great body control and his toe drag TD last night was beautiful but I would still take Jones before any of them. Playing for Bama isn't going to help his stats and if he had Clausen and Tate on offense he would have ridiculous numbers.


                            BoneKrusher killing it with the sig

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sniper View Post
                              Comparing him to Mike Williams in college is actually a huge compliment.
                              +1.


                              Was there any more dominant WR in recent college football history than Big Mike? He was literally unstoppable in the redzone.

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