2012 Rookie WRs: Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
By Jeff Tefertiller
August 1st, 2012

Strengths: Floyd has very good hands and will be a strong possession receiver for the Cardinals. His size (6'3", 220 pounds) allows Floyd to overpower smaller cornerbacks. He runs crisp routes and knows how to get open. With a strong body, Floyd is able to beat the jam often and gain separation off the line.

Weaknesses: The off-the-field problems are a huge red flag. Larry Fitzgerald should be a great role model for the rookie and will help the situation. Also, as a big receiver, Floyd struggles changing directions quickly after the catch.

2012 Outlook: Drafted as a fantasy WR3 in redraft leagues, Floyd could easily surpass his draft status. The Cardinals had three wide receivers (Fitzgerald, Early Doucet, and Andre Roberts) with at least 97 pass targets so there will be opportunity for Floyd - as the team's WR2 - to be fantasy viable if the team's quarterback play can improve.

Dynasty Outlook: Floyd is in a great situation for dynasty owners. The quarterback play should be better eventually, and Floyd has a superstar to help him mature on and off the field. The rookie has a chance for multiple 1,000-yard, 8-touchdown seasons as defenses focus on stopping Fitzgerald.

NFL Comparison: With his size and non-football issues, Floyd is similar to Mike Williams in Tampa Bay. Both have talent, but immaturity has overshadowed their ability. Floyd possesses more upside than Williams and could develop into a Michael Irvin-type of receiver. He is very strong.

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