2012 NFL Mock Draft: Bears Select Michael Floyd With No. 19 Pick In Don Banks' Mock Draft

Wide receiver is one of the most obvious targets for the Chicago Bears during this offseason, and they're projected to select Notre Dame wideout Michael Floyd with the No. 19 pick in Don Banks' most recent mock draft for Sports Illustrated. Most evaluators expect Chicago to focus on offense with its first round pick.

Floyd is coming off a big year with the Fighting Irish down in South Bend, and Banks likes how he would fit in Chicago's offense:

The Roy Williams acquisition didn't work out last year, so the Bears still need a big, strong, go-to receiver for Jay Cutler to find five or six times a game. Floyd is a physical pass-catcher who can get hot and take over games. If he runs better than expected in Indy, his stock might even climb into the first half of the round.

Floyd stands at 6-foot-3, so he's certainly got the imposing size that teams look for in top receivers. In 2011, Floyd caught 100 passes for 1147 yards and nine touchdowns for the Irish. He also scored a rushing touchdown last season. Over four years in Notre Dame, Floyd has caught 271 passes for 3686 yards and scored 38 touchdowns.

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