Sharrif Floyd gains momentum as potential top pick

AP

Discussions of the Chiefs’ choice with the first overall pick in the NFL draft haven’t usually included Florida defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd. But that may be changing.

Greg Cosell of NFL Films said on NFL Network on Wednesday that he thinks Floyd is “without question” a player the Chiefs could take first overall.

“I think Sharrif Floyd is going to be an All-Pro type player right from Day One. I’ve spoken to people in the SEC who say he’s as good a kid as he is a player, and that’s really important when you draft someone No. 1,” Cosell said.

Cosell even compared Floyd to Houston’s J.J. Watt, the NFL’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year.

“He’s my favorite player that I’ve seen on tape, and I’ve seen an awful lot of players. He’s an explosive athlete playing defensive tackle. He has really light feet,” Cosell said. “He’s so gifted physically that he can play anywhere on the line, and I think he will become, like J.J. Watt, a much better pass rusher in the NFL than he was in college football.”

Chris Mortensen also said on ESPN Radio on Thursday that Floyd could be the Chiefs’ first overall pick, although Mortensen called that an “outside chance” and said that the Chiefs cutting offensive tackle Eric Winston makes it much more likely that they will draft one of the top two offensive tackles, Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M or Eric Fisher of Central Michigan. But even if the Chiefs do take an offensive tackle first overall, Floyd won’t be available for long. Floyd’s name will be one of the first that Roger Goodell calls on April 25.

34 responses to “Sharrif Floyd gains momentum as potential top pick

  1. Take an offensive lineman ! This draft is not big on sexy picks. Take the safe option ando move on, after all how many highly rated OL prospects have been busts?

  2. One of the good things about this time of the year is not only free agency and the draft, but Greg Cosell coming out of his tomb and evaluating tape. Always interesting to see what he thinks.

  3. from day one it’s been speculated that the eagles were either going with dee milliner or the nose tackle whose name i shall not dare try to spell. some of the sports radio guys have been talking about sharrif the whole time as someone who they’d like to the eagles to draft, but as a guy who would be a reach at #4. however, with the way he’s raised his stock i wouldn’t be surprised, or disappointed to see us take this kid. he’s a philly kid, and every indication is that he is a good person and a hard worker. we’re changing to a 3-4 and we need a legit nose tackle to anchor the line. if he’s there at #4, he won’t be there at #5. draft him and sign kruger to play opposite fletcher cox, and the birds might be headed in the right direction with their front 7. i won’t hold my breath though.

  4. Glenn Dorsey, Dontari Poe, Sharrif Floyd. Is it bad that Allen Bailey is undoubtedly better than 2 of those guys and he was drafted 3rd round by the Chiefs, not top 15?

  5. Ok…you sold me…as a Jags fan – let’s get this guy with our #2 overall…our defense was pathetic last year….

    and then with our 1st overall pick in the 2nd round get a good olineman.

    Alot of people are saying Bjorn Werner at 2 overall – I think that would be a huge reach…let’s go with Sharrif. I actually think Cosell knows what he is talking about.

  6. Floyd is who I want my iggles to take at 4. Hoping raiders reach for a qb and jags and chiefs take o tackle and something else. He’d b a perfect match at de with fletcher cox and give Philly a real foundation. I’m expecting him to b gone and Philly take Jordan or go with a wild card

  7. Joeckel and Fisher make a lot more sense, but the Raiders, Eagles and Jags all have needs at CB and D-line, so Milliner and Floyd are interchangeable. But is Floyd really THAT much better a prospect that a (hopefully healthy) Star Lotulelei or Sheldon Richardson?

  8. fuglyflorio says:
    But you know that Sharrif don’t like it.

    Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah!

  9. Floyd is not a nose tackle. What happened to Star Loutelil? I guess the heart thing dropped him down. If Star is proven healthy to play, he should be the first person taken in the draft. He must be doubled on every play.

  10. Niners should package picks to trade up for this guy… #1 need is a DT not a CB, S, or WR…. Secondary was exposed because pass rush was limited due to Justin Smith injury

  11. @Hartdaddy: How can you justify comparing Sharrif Floyd to Glen Dorsey? Because of their position, speed, strength?

    Dorsey’s speed, well lack thereof in this situation was evident and he also had a history of nagging injuries.

    Floyd ran a 4.92 while Dorsey ran a 5.08, doesn’t sound like much of a difference but it is. Floyd is rumored to have bench pressed 225, 37 times at UF while Dorsey did 27 reps.

    You could be right with your assumption though I believe there was little research done to fortify it but let a couple seasons go by before trying to predict a college athlete.

  12. “Cosell even compared Floyd to Houston’s J.J. Watt, the NFL’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year.”

    I guess someone got the message that it’s ok to make interracial player comparisons.

  13. I hate drafting fat d lineman so high. They are such a waste. They just get fat and lazy. Kc should know from 3 years of drafting dorsey, Jackson, poe, I mean look at the top d kinsman taken top 10 in the past 20 years. Most are major busts.

  14. The Chiefs would be foolish to draft Floyd #1 overall, seeing as how they got Dorsey, Jackson and Poe with their #1 picks in the last 5 years.

    Personally I think Floyd is overrated and will turn out like all the other Gator D-Lineman drafted in the top 15. What about Loutelili though? Heart issues aside he is the best DL in the draft.

  15. thefox61 says:
    Mar 7, 2013 11:39 AM
    fuglyflorio says:
    But you know that Sharrif don’t like it.

    Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah!
    ————————————————-

    Just because of that comment, I had to Youtube that song.

  16. jimbo75025 says: Mar 7, 2013 9:55 AM Take an offensive lineman ! This draft is not big on sexy picks. Take the safe option ando move on, after all how many highly rated OL prospects have been busts?

    Tackles in the last decade…
    Mike williams, robert gallery, kwame harris, levi jones, vernon carey, george foster, levi brown, alex barron, jason smith

  17. psilenttype says: Mar 7, 2013 12:01 PM

    Niners should package picks to trade up for this guy… #1 need is a DT not a CB, S, or WR…. Secondary was exposed because pass rush was limited due to Justin Smith injury
    ————-
    The Niners will be trading with somebody, and Oakland would love to have some of those picks.

  18. I watch some of the highlight videos of the guy. He plays head down, he is basically another Tommy Kelly if Raiders draft him. Straight up power to bum rush up the middle. YouTube search him, a lot of the games that are show you see him completely over pursue while playing head down, and the runner rushes right past him. Elite talent, but I fear he might play with poor in game technique.

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