5. Michael Floyd:
Michael Floyd had a disappointing rookie season to say the least. Whether it was the poor quarterback play or the lack of understanding of the offense, Floyd never seemed confident on the field.
In the regular season finale, Floyd showed promise against the 49ers defense. Floyd managed to catch eight passes for 166 receiving yards, including a catch for a touchdown.
The Cardinals’ coaching staff knows that opposing defenses will look to stop Larry Fitzgerald from being effective. That’s why they will target Floyd early and often as they try to take advantage of one-on-one opportunities, it’s up to Floyd to take advantage.
At six feet and three inches, Floyd appears to have ideal size to be effective in the red zone. Look for the Cardinals to target Floyd on fade routes and crossing routes where he can use his ability after the catch to get into the end zone.
Look for Floyd to score close to double-digit touchdown catches in 2013.