Cardinals select Michael Floyd at 13
The team selected Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd with its first-round pick Thursday, adding a dynamic threat who will play opposite Larry Fitzgerald.
"I was excited when I got the call, and saw that 602-number coming in," Floyd said Thursday night during a media conference call. "I wanted to jump for joy, but I kept it calm."
A 6-foot-3, 224 pounder, Floyd hauled in 100 receptions for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, and tallied 271 catches for 3,686 yards and 37 touchdowns over his four years in South Bend.
With Floyd in the fold, the Cardinals have two potent receivers for opposing defenses to deal with. Fitzgerald went to bat with team officials for Floyd, and the rookie can't wait to get started learning from the NFL's best.
"He's one of the best receivers in the game," he said. "When I get down there, I'll be able to learn from one of the best."
The receiver did have some off the field issues while in college, including being arrested for drunken driving on campus in March 2011. Floyd admitted that those issues came up during his visit and interview with the Cardinals' brass.
"I just basically told them it was a bad decision," Floyd said. "I learned from it and I moved on and I know I can't be like every other college student and do whatever a college student does, because the spotlight is on me."
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