What Better day to discuss Michael Floyd and the possible July NFL Supplemental draft. Michael has a few issues, but don't we all?
He graded higher than such highly touted wideouts as Greg Childs (Arkansas), Jeff Fuller (Texas A&M), Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma), and Nick Toon (Wisconsin). The 6.5 equates to a mid-second-round pick, considerably higher than Terrelle Pryor's late-round mark of 5.1. National has verified Floyd's height (6-foot-3) and weight (229), and estimates his forty time at 4.55. Link
Floyd remains suspended from the team pending the resolution of the judicial aspects of the case, but has been allowed to take part in voluntary off-season workouts
Terrelle Pryor is the only player available as of today. Would a 2nd round pick be able to nab Michael Floyd for play in the 2011 season? In 30 games, Floyd has 171 receptions for 2,539 yards and 28 Touchdowns.
Declaring for the Supplemental NFL Draft should be the next logical step for the famous five which started all of this inquiry into Ohio State University which led to the ultimate resignation of Jim Tressel. The five OSU players in question, QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Daniel Herron, WR DeVier Posey, OT Mike Adams and DE Solomon Thomas are already suspended for the first five games of the 2011 OSU season. How do they increase their draft status in 2011 in the NFL by missing the first five games of the season?
According to NFLDraftScout.com, preliminary rankings have some of these players ranked high on their draft board heading into 2011. OT Mike Adams is ranked as the second offensive tackle. RB Daniel Herron is ranked as the second best running back. Posey is the sixth-ranked wide receiver and Pryor is the fourth ranked quarterback.
These players need to seriously weigh some issues as the clock is ticking. Can they improve their current pre-season ranking by the end of the 2011 season by missing the first five games of the season. Do they want to risk injury? Do they want to risk the very serious possibility that they will be released from the Buckeyes squad as the NCAA investigation continues on? Will they miss out on more money by coming out in this year’s supplemental draft? Yes, but they’ve already made money at Ohio State. Link