The Bears haven't take a receiver in the first round since David Terrell in 2001, and I understand their hesitation to draft wideouts so high. However, they must find weapons for QB Jay Cutler, and Roy Williams clearly doesn't make the cut. Floyd seems to have put off-field issues behind him, and his size and ability to play the deep ball make him an attractive option.
The Bears' top receiver in the 2011 season, Johnny Knox, went down in Week 15 with a season-ending injury. Earl Bennett, believed by some to be the Bears's best wide receiver, missed much of the year with injuries and has collected only 301 receiving yards.
Michael Floyd, completing his fourth year with the Irish, has collected 3645 yards and 36 touchdowns in his collegiate career, and in 2011, Floyd amassed 8 TDs with 1106 yards. According to Mocking the Draft, Floyd has an impressive frame and can make dynamic catches. However, he has a Red Flag for accruing three separate alcohol-related offenses.
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