Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) is introduced as the number thirteen overall pick to the Arizona Cardinals in the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

No Pink Here: It's all Red for Newest Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver Floyd


 

The Arizona Cardinals have found their newest addition to the birds nest, WR Michael Floyd was selected as the 13th pick overall in the 2012 NFL Draft this evening.  The Cards vetted Floyd heavily and was the best player on the board when it came time for the Cardinals to make their selection.  Since January, I had been saying Floyd would make the most sense.  They didn’t disappoint me one bit.  Now Larry Fitzgerald has someone to mentor and the Cards have their slotted number two receiver.  Let’s hope he ends up playing like one.  I have little doubt.

Floyd, who had his off the field issues, was genuinely excited to have the Cards pick him with their first round selection.  He said he was excited when he saw the area code 602 show up on his phone, meaning the Cards were coming calling.  It is certainly a great thing to hear that.

Floyd is a receiver who isn’t the fastest in the world, but has great leaping ability, had drop issues at times, but clearly overcame those to land in the upper half of this years draft.

Congrats to the Cardinals too for not reaching for an offensive lineman, although they probably could have been safe with a couple of guys.  However, based on the drop the offensive lineman, looks as if it was a wise choice to pass on guys like Reily Reiff from Iowa and David DeCastro from Stanford.

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