Here's some love for Cretin-Derham Hall graduate Michael Floyd who was drafted in the first round by Arizona after a fine college football career as a Notre Dame wide receiver.
James Tolj, who writes about Notre Dame football for Bleacher Report, wrote: "Michael Floyd will enter into the NFL just as he did at Notre Dame. Floyd's star will illuminate the dark Arizona sky like it brightened South Bend on a bitter cold night, and he will have the best rookie season of any Fighting Irish player who was drafted or signed in 2012. Floyd has every tool he needs in order to succeed at the next level."
The best part of Tolj's post may be the link to the ESPN Sports Science segment that analyzes Floyd's skills. Upload learned that Floyd has a higher running vertical jump that NBA star Derrick Rose despite being 34 pounds heavier -- and that Floyd can catch a pass even when his vision is being obstructed by a bunch of cheerleaders.
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