Cardinals make Larry Fitzgerald happy by drafting Michael Floyd

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Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald wasn’t shy about letting people know what he thought the team should do with the 13th pick of the draft.

He wanted the team to take Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, a fellow product of Minnesota. The shared background had something to do with it, but the chance to have defenses worrying about a receiver other than Fitzgerald was probably a bigger part of it.

Floyd’s got ideal size for a receiver and he was very successful as part of the Fighting Irish offense. He’s also a good run blocker, an added bonus to his ability to make big catches down the field in the passing game. He did have some off-field issues with alcohol, but he had no issues during the 2011 season and should get plenty of mentoring from Fitzgerald.

It never hurts to draft a big receiver, especially when it puts a smile on your best player’s face.

25 responses to “Cardinals make Larry Fitzgerald happy by drafting Michael Floyd

  1. I know the Cardinals have bigger needs, and I know Floyd might be high risk, but, and I hate to say this because I’m a 49ers fan, I think this was a great pick and it makes the Cardinals much more difficult to beat.

  2. Great playet terrible team…Sucks he goes to a small city no one cares about a team no one cares about a team with a whole fan base of 1000 people…oh and one minor detail…..they dont have a QB either…..

  3. Floyd just became the best WR in this class by playing alongside and watching the person and player that Larry Fitzgerald is.

  4. Nice place for Floyd to land….Fitzgerald should be a good mentor. Now if they only had a QB…

  5. Love the pick. Gotta go with offensive/defensive playmaker with top 15 pick. Their need for OL can be found later round

  6. They need o line help but how could they pass up Floyd? Look at the numbers that Fitzgerald put up last year with their shaky QB play & no one else to cover. If they can get some o line help later (no 2nd-see awful Kolb trade #ReidTradeRapes), & have a healthy Wells/Williams combo, the skys the limit

  7. Great pick up for the Cardinals, the only problem that remains is they still need a qb to throw the ball, hope they aren’t counting on Kolb.

  8. norcalmafia says: Apr 26, 2012 9:26 PM

    Great playet terrible team…Sucks he goes to a small city no one cares about a team no one cares about a team with a whole fan base of 1000 people…oh and one minor detail…..they dont have a QB either…..
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    Small City? Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the U.S. Our fan base is modest but growing every year. We finished 7-2 in our last 9 games. With a full offseason, our defense is going to dominate and our offense will do just enough to win games. Im not saying we are the 2000 ravens, but they won a superbowl with Trent Dilfer.

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