A “given” to be frequently targeted, Darren Urban reports “there is little question” that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is preparing wide receiver Michael Floyd for a “large load” in 2013.
Taken out of Notre Dame 13th overall in 2012, the 23-year-old Floyd 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.
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.
Provided the former Irishman avoids firewater, “there is little question” that Michael Floyd will fly as a Cardinal this autumn.by