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Supplemental draft could include Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd

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Whether the mid-July supplemental draft will take place as usual is unclear, but if the NFL does go through with it, the top prospect available may be Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd.

Floyd was arrested early Sunday for DUI, giving him two alcohol-related arrests in the past 14 months. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly announced in a Monday statement that Floyd has been suspended indefinitely from the program.

Kelly encouraged Floyd, a team captain, to “get his life in order” as he awaits further potential discipline from Notre Dame’s Office of Resident Life.

If Floyd’s suspension extends into the season or results in his expulsion, he could consider transferring to a lower-level, FCS school or begin training for the possibility that the NFL will hold a supplemental draft.

Floyd, a former five-star recruit, is listed at 6-foot-3 and 227 pounds. In three seasons, he set the Notre Dame all-time record for touchdown catches despite missing nine games due to injury. Floyd considered declaring for the NFL draft after his junior year, but opted to return to school after reportedly receiving a third-round grade from the Draft Advisory Committee.

Draftniks believe the committee’s third-round projection was much too conservative, however. Russ Lande of Sporting News contends that Floyd would’ve been a first-rounder and the third receiver off the board this April, behind only A.J. Green of Georgia and Julio Jones of Alabama.

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21 Responses to “Supplemental draft could include Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd”
  1. Audible Football says: Mar 21, 2011 7:09 PM

    Floyd is first-round talent without a doubt.

  2. elrushbo2 says: Mar 21, 2011 7:21 PM

    Wow two arrests and he’s not even in the NFL yet. The skys the limit for this future turd.

  3. brownsfn says: Mar 21, 2011 7:25 PM

    Sounds like he’d fit right into the NFL…

  4. hail2tharedskins says: Mar 21, 2011 7:26 PM

    I would love for the Redskins to get this guy! I agree that 3rd round seems to low for this guy’s talents, but maybe his off-field issues played a role. Personally I would take him over Jones, as Jones has a tendency to disappear in games. Green and Floyd always seem to make their presence felt.

    *note: The Redskins would still need a QB to get the ball to Floyd, but it will be a big improvement to actually have an explosive and reliable downfield target for whoever takes the snap from center.

  5. elrushbo2 says: Mar 21, 2011 7:30 PM

    He’s a perfect fit for the Bengals or Vikings.

  6. rajbais says: Mar 21, 2011 7:40 PM

    How about Terrelle Pryor or anyone with an unjustified suspension in the sham we know as college football??

    More kids should just opt for the supplemental draft because if they’re guys who could’ve been 1st rounders like Andrew Luck or Jake Locker they don’t take the risks of plummeting draft stocks.

    In addition, at least they can earn money without suffering penalties. College players getting money is equivalent to steroid use or cheating.

    It’s only banned because a bunch of out-of-shape, greedy, and racist pigs like NCAA presidents are jealous that people with real talent can get more than just a bunch of easy courses to stay eligible and bogus curriculum degrees.

  7. geobh says: Mar 21, 2011 7:54 PM

    CONGRESS SHOULD PROSECUTE MIKE BROWN FOR THE CRIME HE IS COMMITTING BY NOT SELLING THE BUNGALS. FANS SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE TICKET AGAIN UNTIL HE LEAVES.

  8. elrushbo2 says: Mar 21, 2011 8:03 PM

    You cost yourself a bundle of money kid.

  9. canetic says: Mar 21, 2011 8:10 PM

    Hankerson is the 3rd receiver off the board with or without Floyd in the draft

  10. urfinished says: Mar 21, 2011 8:18 PM

    Great receiver but be wary. In a great public relations job by Notre Dame, they swept his previous “alcohol related” issue under the rug. He beat a guy to a bloody pulp while drunk in his home state of Minnesota. Cops found him with blood all over his hands and clothes. In fairness, the details never came out so we don’t know what happened, but that doesn’t sound good. I hope he gets his act together, but don’t assume he will just because he is a Golden Domer.
    To me, there are guys like Hankerson out there with less character issues and just as high potential. I doubt he would’ve been the third WR…especially if this came out pre-draft. I wish him luck and he is a physical freak, but route running and character are some concerns. Stud WRs at high glamour schools don’t always turn out like the public thinks.

  11. cambodianbreastmilk says: Mar 21, 2011 8:24 PM

    He likes to drink and has great size and hands…

    “Hello.. San Diego, I think I just found your replacement for Vincent Jackson and you won’t even know he’s gone.”

  12. broncobourque says: Mar 21, 2011 8:32 PM

    As a Notre Dame fan it is disapointing that Floyd would put himself in this position. His previous arrest, for under age drinking, can easily be forgiven since I would wager 95% of under age college kids drink anyways and nobody but himself was put in danger. This arrest, if he is proven guilty, is far worse and deserves punishment from the school.

    That being said, I doubt he gets more than a game or two so I doubt that he will enter the supplemental draft. He has first round talent but one of the reasons for his 3rd round grade was a lack of staying healthy the last 2 years. Add in a DUI as a reason for going pro and I don’t see his stock rising. He needs to take his suspension, get his act together and then stay healthy and be productive and he will be a 1st round lock in 2012.

  13. JimmySmith says: Mar 21, 2011 8:56 PM

    Now if he could only get his DUI’s going 100 mph, Adrian Peterson would welcome him to the Vikings. The Vikings will lose Rice, Berrian’s a complete waste and Harvin gets more headache’s than your average housewife so the criminal record wouldn’t stop the Vikings should he become available, in fact, it makes it easier to draft him, he’s already trained.

  14. ProFootballHasBecomeAJoke says: Mar 21, 2011 9:40 PM

    A Bengal waiting to happen

  15. marjax says: Mar 21, 2011 10:13 PM

    rajbais, you’re kind of clueless. Pryor and the whole lot had the option of entering the regular draft, and declined even after they knew they were gonna get suspended.

    Why don’t more players opt for the supplemental draft? Maybe because there’s only been a handful of players taken in the supplemental draft who amounted to anything. The supplemental draft works pretty much like the regular one, so those guys like Locker would still not be drafted as high as you’d expect. They’d still be making less money, so it’s really no benefit to them to go with the supplemental.

  16. stevincinci says: Mar 21, 2011 11:45 PM

    ProFootballHasBecomeAJoke says: Mar 21, 2011 9:40 PM

    A Bengal waiting to happen

    Heck yeah. Cincy will take him. A.J on one side, Michael on the other. I can see it now.

  17. rajbais says: Mar 21, 2011 11:46 PM

    Hey when I said “College players getting money is equivalent to steroid use or cheating,” I meant that according to the NCAA.

  18. stevincinci says: Mar 21, 2011 11:47 PM

    Why don’t more players opt for the supplemental draft? Maybe because there’s only been a handful of players taken in the supplemental draft who amounted to anything. The supplemental draft works pretty much like the regular one, so those guys like Locker would still not be drafted as high as you’d expect. They’d still be making less money, so it’s really no benefit to them to go with the supplemental.

    Aahmad Brooks?

  19. rcunningham says: Mar 22, 2011 12:57 AM

    JimmySmith says: Mar 21, 2011 8:56 PM

    Now if he could only get his DUI’s going 100 mph, Adrian Peterson would welcome him to the Vikings. The Vikings will lose Rice, Berrian’s a complete waste and Harvin gets more headache’s than your average housewife so the criminal record wouldn’t stop the Vikings should he become available, in fact, it makes it easier to draft him, he’s already trained.

    Happy to know your life still revolves around everything the Vikings do and you have nothing to contribute to society.

    Another night of restful sleep for me.

  20. dino2997 says: Mar 22, 2011 5:06 AM

    There is absolutely no way any team gives up a 1st round pick for this guy in the supplemental draft. With the current state of affairs in the NFL and more importance placed on character I still don’t see any team giving up more then a 3rd pick.

  21. rajbais says: Mar 24, 2011 3:14 AM

    @marjax

    A little bit less is better than nothing!!!!

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