Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd missed the 2012 Senior Bowl while recovering from a rib injury that he suffered in the 2011 Champ Sports Bowl, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. The wideout still expects to participate in the NFL Combine later this month.
Floyd, 22, is considered one of the top wide receivers in the draft. While Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon is the consensus top wideout in the draft, the general expectation is that Floyd will end up being taken in the first round. The Chicago Bears are one team that could potentially target Floyd, as Mel Kiper projected Chicago to select him with the No. 19 overall pick in his first mock draft.
In 2011, Floyd caught 100 passes for 1147 yards and nine touchdowns. 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. The Senior Bowl occurred on Jan. 28.
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