WR Michael Floyd to Visit Jets; ESPN Sports Science Video

WR Michael Floyd to Visit Jets; ESPN Sports Science Video
RichCimini Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd will visit #Jets this week, he said on Sirius NFL Radio, via PFT. Definite consideration with 16th pick. 4/8/12 3:09 PM

Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd, whose stock has been climbing since an impressive pro day, is scheduled to visit the Jets this coming week. The Jets, who own the 16th pick, are targeting Floyd and pass rushers, according to sources.

Speaking Sunday on Sirius NFL Radio, Floyd listed the Jets among eight teams he’s scheduled to visit. The others are the Titans, Rams, Bengals, Cards, Dolphins, 49ers and Vikings, four of whom pick ahead of the Jets in the first round.

Previously, Floyd visited the Browns, Panthers and Eagles, all of whom pick ahead of the Jets.


My Take – Erik Manassy

I honestly don’t think Floyd will be available by the 16th pick, but you never know. I have this feeling that the Jets will be selecting the “Best Player Available” and it will be hard to pass on Michael Floyd if he is avaiable knowing that the Jets really need a future number 1 wide receiver. Floyd is a big target and plays big and basically owns every record from Notre Dame.

He would be a great target for Mark Sanchez, but if the Jets don’t fix the offensive line issues, it won’t matter if Mega-Tron was out there. It is expected that the Jets may select a pass rusher at 16 by either selecting an LB, a DE, or they may sure up the secondary by grabbing a safety. All the talk so far has been around the defense with that number one pick. Mark Barron (Safety) or Courtney Upshaw (OLB) seem to be who all the experts are saying the Jets may select.

I would be surprised but not upset if the Jets pulled the trigger on Michael Floyd if he is available at 16.

Scouts Inc.’s Todd McShay thought as much when asked last week on the Scott Van Pelt Show, saying Floyd was the biggest riser at this point in the draft process.

“Ever since he ran that 4.47 at the combine, he’s 6-3 and a half, 220 pounds, and he absolutely was productive this past season with a lot of quarterback issues that they had,” McShay said. “Physical route runner, does a lot of the little things well, strong hands, and I think will become a very good No. 2 possession receiver. But we’re starting to talk about him, we’re starting to hear the potential of maybe in the top 10, maybe Buffalo at 10, certainly somewhere in that 10-20 range. – Read More