I thought at the start of the season that Michael Floyd would be the top wide receiver in the 2012 draft, I thought the same thing after the season and just last week I said that Floyd will have the better career. The problem with talking about players from your college team is that people just think that it is bias. However after Michael Floyd "dazzled" at his pro day, more people are starting to ask the question; Will Michael Floyd be the first receiver off the board?
Michael Floyd has more yards, more receptions and only 3 less touchdowns than Blackmon in their college careers. Michael is the more physical of receivers and that "speed" that was supposed to separate them no longer seems to be a dividing factor.Dane Bruglar of CBS now has Floyd going above Blackmon, Gill Brandt proposes that Floyd could now go above Blackmon
I think that both will be good receivers at the next level, but I still persist that in 10 years time when you look back on the 2012 NFL draft, people will say that Michael Floyd was the best receiver taken.
Mike Mayock commented on Floyds pro day:
Michael Floyd to me had an excellent workout......now here is what you get with Michael Floyd, you get a 6'3 220lb wide receiver, who gets tremendous breaks in and out, has explosion off the line of scrimmage which is exceptional, I would compare it to Blackmon. So when I look at Michael Floyd, I think the interest should start at #7 with Jacksonville, Miami at #8, Carolina at #9 and Buffalo at #10. In no event can I see him going past the Jets at #16.
I honestly think that if by chance Michael Floyd drops to the Jets at #16 and Ingram is off the board...as Mayock said, he won't fall any further.