Thursday, January 26, 2012
Chargers Draft Prospects: Michael Floyd
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With the draft being the main focus of Chargers fans for the foreseeable future, it is time to start taking a look at some of the draft prospects the Chargers may be targeting. First up is Notre Dame wideout Michael Floyd.
Height: 6' 3''Lbs
Pros: Floyd, while not the fastest wideout, (4.54 40 yard dash), is one of the strongest receivers in the draft. Floyd is able to use that strength to get separation at the line and use his height and weight to muscle his way through jams. Floyd has great hands and an impressive ability to go up and get the ball. Floyd is not a burner, but is still dangerous on underneath routes due to his ability to bulldoze smaller defensive backs. Floyd has spent time in both a spread and pro style offense and can line up anywhere on the field.
Cons: Floyd raises huge concerns with his character, having been arrested 3 times for alcohol related offenses. All of that aside, Floyd kept his nose clean this year. Floyd does not have the most polished route running skills. Floyd also needs to improve somewhat as a downfield blocker. With his size, he could become a valuable blocker on outside runs as well as a great receiver.
Floyd has some character issues that will certainly raise some red flags, but his upside will certainly cause several teams to look at him. if Floyd is available at 18, San Diego may have a replacement for Vincent Jackson.