Notre Dames Floyd goes No. 13 to Cardinals
Posted: 04/26/2012 at 9:23 pm
By: Rachel Terlep
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Notre Dame's Michael Floyd runs the ball while being chased by Navy's Parrish Gaines during the first half of Saturday's home game at Notre Dame Stadium. (Truth Photo by Delayna Earley)
FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH NFL DRAFT STORIES - FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2011, file photo, Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd scores a touchdown in front of South Florida safety JaQuez Jenkins in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. Floyd is a top prospect in the upcoming NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
The former Notre Dame receiver landed with the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night, making him the 13th pick overall.
Floyd is the third Notre Dame player since 2000 to be drated in the first round and the first Irish receiver selected in the opening round since Tim Brown was chosen sixth overall by the LA Raiders in 1988.
Floyd’s draft stock had fluccuated in recent months, boosted by impressive performances at the NFL Combine and Notre Dame’s Pro Day but hindered by teams’ concerns surrounding his three alcohol-related run-ins with the law while with the Irish.
Floyd finished with 271 catches for 3,868 receving yards and 38 touchdowns in four years at Notre Dame.