The Cardinals ended up taking the Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd with the 13th overall pick Thursday. There was a lot of speculation/reports that the Cards were trying to trade down, but in the end, they stayed put and took a big (6-foot-2, 220 pound) pass catcher who was thought to be the second-best receiver in the draft behind Justin Blackmon.
There has been talk about the Cards upgrading at the position behind Larry Fitzgerald since last year. Now they grab him. He’s not a speed demon. He’ll probably bring a similar dynamic to the table as Anquan Boldin did when he was paired with Fitz. Floyd had 100 catches for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, and 79-1,025-12 as a junior.
Still looking for a tackle in this draft — and without trading down, the Cards don’t pick again until 80th overall, in the third round — but the Cards graded Floyd high (higher than T Riley Reiff, obviously). They’ll need better QB play too though. Even great receivers need good passes in their direction.
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