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.
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?