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Jets Draft Spotlight: Michael Floyd

By Alan Schechter

Dec 29, 2011; Orlando, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Floyd (3) against the Florida State Seminoles during the first quarter of the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl at the Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Today, we spotlight a wide receiver that the Jets this week, spoke about how excited they would be to have on their team. Spotlight on Michael Floyd, Notre Dame.

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He measures 6’3″ 220 pounds, and ran a 4.47 40 yard dash at the combine.

His last 2 seasons at Notre Dame he amassed over 1,000 yards receiving:

2011-100 receptions , 1,147 yards and 9 TDs.

2010-79 receptions, 1,025 yards and 12 TDs.

Pros: He is explosive off the line of scrimmage, and makes his prescence felt by defenders.  He is a sure handed receiver, doesn’t drop a lot of balls.  He’s physical enough to make a contribution on the edge in the running game.  He catches the ball at it’s highest point, and has a nose for the end zone.

Cons: He doesn’t possess elite speed as a deep threat.  He has had some off the field issues.  He has also battled injuries throughout his college career.

He’s one heck of a player. Take a look at the video and see for yourself:

As we learned earlier this week, the Jets will take the best player available in the draft, and this young man might just fit that bill at number 16. My only worry, as I have said before, is that they leave an impact pass rusher on the board to take this guy. They can get a WR later in the draft, and get a pass rusher early.

If the guys they like are gone though, this guy would prove to be a big weapon, and one Mark Sanchez will welcome.