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Would You Be Mad At Micheal Floyd At 9?

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Strengths:

Excellent size

Phenomenal hands; rarely ever drops a pass

Skilled at defeating jams

Advanced route-runner; sudden out of breaks

Physical with cornerbacks

Breaks tackles; gets yards after contact

Dangerous with ball in his hands

Smart

Athletic

Quick feet

Good-sized target

Leaping ability

Tough red zone receiver

Quality blocker

Adept at finding soft spots in zone

Durable

Experienced 3-year starter

Weaknesses:

Good but not great speed

Has struggled with some big and quick corners

Legal trouble

Some double teams took him out of games

Summary: Michael Floyd broke almost every receiving record in Notre Dame history. The big, quick wideout was a dominant force the past two seasons after serving as the complementary receiver to Golden Tate early on. He recorded 100 catches for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns in 2011.

Floyd frequently was an overwhelming force on the field. He is a polished receiver who works well in all levels of the defense. He can make tough catches in the middle or along the sideline because of impressive body control. He runs good routes with the quickness to get separation. He is big receiver and presents a good target for his quarterback. Floyd runs well with the ball in his hands, and is a hard, physical presence on defensive backs. Floyd may not have the elite speed to flat out race by NFL secondaries, but he has enough to speed to make big plays down the field. Floyd is well-rounded as a run blocker. With his consistency in production to go along with his skill set, he looks like he has the capacity to be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL.

Since 2009, Floyd has had three run-ins with the law from alcohol. He had a DUI in March of 2011 and an underage drinking arrest in 2010. There are other disturbing allegations that have circled around Floyd's off-the-field behavior. Reportedly, Floyd has woken up and cleaned up his act. The maturity concerns are the biggest negatives about Floyd entering the NFL.

Floyd decided to skip the Senior Bowl because of a rib injury he sustained in the Champ Sports Bowl on a touchdown catch against Florida State. In a lot of that game, he was being shut down by Seminole cornerback Xavier Rhodes.

Player Comparison: Kenny Britt. Britt has proven to be a good NFL receiver but has been held back by injuries and quarterback play. If Britt could stay healthy and get a consistent signal-caller he'll be capable of producing quality numbers. Both Britt and Floyd are big receivers who run well. They are good chain-movers who are dangerous red-zone weapons.

Another parallel between the two is they entered the NFL Draft with off-the-field concerns. Britt had a bad reputation as a diva receiver, while Floyd has had some legal trouble. Allegedly, Floyd has made strides and is conducting himself better. Britt was still a first-round pick, and Floyd will be unless he gets into more hot water leading up to the draft. Floyd is likely to get selected higher than Britt, who was the 30th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The character concerns definitely played a role in Britt's fall. It remains to be seen how much teams will hold Floyd's off-the-field transgressions against him.

NFL Matches: Jacksonville, Carolina, Arizona, Philadelphia, New York Jets, Chicago, Tennessee, Houston

Floyd is going to appeal to a lot of teams. The Jaguars are probably the first squad that will consider Floyd with the seventh pick. They badly need a receiver like Floyd for quarterback Blaine Gabbert to work with. Carolina picks two selections later and will consider a receiver to pair with Cam Newton in the long-term.

Some writers think it's a possiblity... What say you?

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I am in no way saying this is the right move. Just havent seen it Brought up on this board. Alot of people are mocking him at 8 to miami. So would he be good enuff at 9 for us?

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Feel like it would be a reach, so yes, I would be mad. But I would turn my anger to happiness anyway because I automatically love all new panthers!

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Mad would not be able to cover it.

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YES

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Yes very. I don't like WRs in the top 20. I would even pass on Blackmon at 9. Especially considering WR is way down there as far as need (with Dt, CB, OG, and LB being higher).

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Yes very. I don't like WRs in the top 20. I would even pass on Blackmon at 9. Especially considering WR is way down there as far as need (with Dt, CB, OG, and LB being higher).

Are you telling me someone like Larry Fitzgerald/Calvin Johnson/Andre Johnson is not worth a Top 20 pick? You've got to be fugin kidding me.

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We don't have a need of a WR. He's not even BPA at #9.

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Would not like that at all.

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I'd be fuging pissed.

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Mad, wouldnt begin to describe it.

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