Where Will WR Michael Floyd Land, and Could the Cleveland Browns Draft Him?


It’s common practice for players to shoot up the draft board and get overhyped in the weeks leading up to the big event. That fluctuation goes the other way as well, as players can often fall hard and fast. For wide receiver Michael Floyd, he’s experienced both situations, though he is currently on the receiving end of plenty of love in the football world.

Some projections have him as high as a top 10 pick, though others think he could land somewhere near the end of the first round.

It’s something the Browns are surely monitoring due to their immense need for a wide receiver. Justin Blackmon doesn’t appear to be much of a possibility anymore – running back Trent Richardson is becoming the strong favorite with the No. 4 pick – and with the Browns currently sitting with the 22nd overall pick, they are in a prime position to make a move for Floyd, that is, if they want to.

The wide receiver class is deep this season, and it’s possible that another team is willing to pay much more to move up for Floyd, possibly into the first ten picks. However, with the amount of firepower the Browns have (13 total picks), a deal could be made. It’s just a matter of whether the Browns value Floyd enough to give part with some picks.

Then again, Floyd could possibly fall into the Browns’ lap at No. 22. He’s one of the most intriguing players to watch, and the buzz around him is certainly something to monitor as we inch closer to April 26.


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