Originally Posted by Scott Wright
Actually, that is one of the main reasons I have compared Floyd to Fitzgerald all along. They are both big but play smaller. Check out out Floyd was able to create on bubble screens and even as a punt returner this year. The guy is quietly kind of shift, like Fitz. Floyd is also one of those guys who plays faster with the pads on and has shown the ability to be a vertical threat despite average timed speed, just like Fitzgerald.
I agree with that with the ball in his hands, Floyd is just as dangerous and shifty as Fitz. But I don't think he can touch Fitz in his route running and ability to get separation. The word I keep coming back to is "fluidity". Fitz just looks a whole lot smoother in and out of breaks than Floyd, IMO.
I could be missing something, as seems like I'm going out on a limb with my argument based on all the scouting reports I've read. But I think if you put Fitzgerald in Welker's role, he'd still come out of a season with 100+ catches. Floyd, I think, would struggle to separate from multiple bodies inside the numbers (LBs, SS, NB) the same way most bigger WRs would. That's not a knock on Floyd, as I still think he's a wonderful player and would love him on my Bears.