Scouting Reports – 2012

Michael Floyd scouting report

Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame #3
Ht: 6’3″Wt: 230
Strengths:
Prototypical height for a No. 1 receiver. Elite overall size and strength. A tough, physical receiver. Willing to go across the middle. Shows great body control. Does a nice job using his body to shield defenders. Excels at adjusting to the ball in the air; able to go up and pluck the ball out of the air. Decent leaping ability. A tough matchup for smaller DBs, especially in the red zone. Surprisingly effective running after the catch; a tough runner who isn’t afraid of contact. Coming off a strong senior year.
Weaknesses:
Speed is limited; won’t shake many corners at the next level and will have to fight for every catch – but he has the size and strength to do so. Blocking needs to improve; has the size to be effective but is inconsistent. Serious character concerns; arrested three times for alcohol related offenses, including a drunken driving arrest prior to senior year. Missed time with a knee injury in 2008. Missed majority of 2009 season with broken collarbone.
Comments:
Floyd has the physical tools to be a No. 1 receiver at the next level, but there are serious off-field concerns. His repeated alcohol-related arrests raise a serious red flag that will need to be investigated thoroughly before a team spends a 1st or 2nd round pick on him. Additionally, he suffered two significant injuries which each caused him to miss multiple games. For a player lacking speed already, the knee injury raises more red flags. Entering his senior year there were legitimate question marks about him being a viable top-50 pick, but he answered those concerns with a strong senior year. If teams are comfortable with the injury situation and off-field issues, he is definitely 1st-round material. He reminds me of Anquan Boldin in terms of his efficient route running and tough, physical play which makes up for a lack of elite speed.
Videos:
2011 vs Stanford
2011 vs South Florida

2010 vs Miami FL (bowl game)
2009 vs Michigan 

 

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 1 Comment