Apr 27, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals first round draft choice Michael Floyd holds up a jersey during a press conference at the teams training facility in Tempe. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-US PRESSWIRE
By selecting Michael Floyd in the first round of the NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals are banking on him being the perfect compliment receiver across from Larry Fitzgerald. Floyd will need to work hard and prove himself in order to gain that opportunity, but one has to figure that he will do everything in his power to seize it.
According to ESPN's Cris Carter (via Rotoworld.com), Floyd plans on doing just that. The arrangement is for him to attend Larry Fitzgerald's receivers camp up in Minnesota this summer to help him hone his skills.
We all know that Floyd has a tremendous amount of talent, but by attending Fitz's camp, he will get a chance to test his skills against NFL caliber opponents. Gaining an idea for the pace of the NFL game is very important and although this camp will not feature heavy contact, he will get a good idea of what it is like to face off against an NFL cornerback.
Also, working alongside Fitzgerald will be a huge bonus. Receivers need to have chemistry and this is a great opportunity for them to gain that sense of familiarity with one another. There is no better way for Floyd to enhance his raw talent than to learn from the absolute best in the business.
There really isn't much downside to this plan. Floyd gets to learn from some of the best players around the league, all while gaining valuable time with his teammate, Larry Fitzgerald. Yes, there is always the risk of injury, but that comes with the territory. I would much rather see Floyd learning some new skills and becoming a better player than just sitting around. Seeing him take the initiative so soon in his young career is a very promising sign.
What do you think? Do you like seeing Floyd attend Fitz's camp?