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Michael Floyd

Hello beatdown, long time lurker, first time poster. I decided to write this post today because I keep seeing these posts and articles about how impressive Michael Floyd from ND is. While I admit I don't watch a lot of Fighting Irish games, I watched the bowl game between them and Florida State and I couldn't be less impressed with Floyd. I find that people see him as this prototype player, but I just don't see that and this is why:

First, Floyd's best play in the FSU game was a touchdown which he made an outstanding jump ( still barely got above the 5'8" corner but that was just athletic defense), but then however fails to make the catch until after 4 tips to himself in a play where a by standing, intelligent defender grabs that or easily smacks the ball down. He also dropped a deep bomb for a touchdown in that game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ovtvGMnnAY

Second, Floyd gave up on his team on the last drive of the game, down by 4 points! His senior bowl game with Notre Dame. Notre Dame attempted to come back on the last drive and looked like an offense missing a captain, while the camera repeatedly waved over to Floyd standing on the sidelines. I know he was a little banged up earlier in the game (ribs), but come on man you gotta step up for your teammates. While this may have a place on a team somewhere else, I personally know that isn't Raven football.

Third, I'm not too big on this, but I will include anyway because it is relevant. Past alcohol problems. Like I said, I don't really stress this because everybody makes mistakes, but when he was younger he did have some off the field incidents.

Overall, I think that Floyd has potential, but I definitely believe he is overhyped (especially with the size of WR's in this draft). I would be shocked if he dropped to the Ravens at 29, but with that said, I would still rather have Stephen Hill. What do you guys think, does anyone feel the same or am I just judging one bad game off the kid and speculating the worst?

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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