Starting ahead of Andre Roberts, Michael Floyd will soar as a Cardinal in Bruce Arians’ offense

Michael Floyd will fly in the Valley of the Sun.

Impressing throughout training camp, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd has supplanted Andre Roberts as a starter on the team’s initial depth chart.

Destined to be frequently targeted in 2013, the 23-year-old Floyd should flourish in Bruce Arians’ vertical passing offense.

Taken out of Notre Dame 13th overall in 2012, the former Irishman caught 45 balls for 562 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.

Establishing numerous school records in South Bend, the 6-foot-2, 220 pound Floyd is a tough and physically imposing athlete who understands the game and thrives on third downs.

Blessed with tremendous hands and able to complete the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, the native Minnesotan will greatly benefit playing alongside newly acquired quarterback Carson Palmer.

Performing well last season as a Raider in “The Town,” the 33-year-old Palmer has connected on 189 scores, against 130 picks, for 29,465 yards since debuting as a professional.

Removed from a porous 5-11 campaign and competing against the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in the brutal NFC West, Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald will constantly face double teams.

Therefore, Floyd should be able to capitalize on one-on-one isolation routes downfield and become a brilliant playmaker in the Valley of the Sun.

If able to avoid getting shitfaced, expect Michael Floyd to fly as a Cardinal this autumn.

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