2012 NFL Draft: Notre Dame's Michael Floyd Drafted 13th Overall By Arizona

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 26: Wide receiver Michael Floyd of Notre Dame catches a pass during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals took Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd with the 13th overall pick in this year's NFL draft.

The Arizona Cardinals have selected Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd with the 13th overall pick in this year's NFL draft, giving the team's offense a brand new weapon to play around with for next season. The move allows the Cardinals to pair Floyd with Larry Fitzgerald, potentially giving the team two elite pass-catchers.

Numerous players had been rumored to be options for Arizona with the pick, but ultimately it appears that the Cardinals didn't feel comfortable with the options it had on offense. Fitzgerald had publicly supported the idea of adding Floyd, which could've played into this decision, too.

The team struggled to score points under new quarterback Kevin Kolb last season, and getting Floyd gives him another option to make things easier. With the Fighting Irish in 2011, Floyd caught 100 passes for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. He's the second wide receiver taken in the draft behind Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon, who was taken by Jacksonville with the fifth pick.

For more on the Irish, head over to One Foot Down. Drop by SB Nation NFL andMocking The Draft for comprehensive coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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