Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Floyd participates in a catch and run drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
With the 16th pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the New York Jets select...
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
This selection and write-up was made by Legoman0721:
Floyd is the pick here because he's just about the best offensive player left right now, and the Jets clearly need offensive help. They've been trying to hit on a big target for Sanchez to throw to, and Floyd can be what Braylon Edwards and Plaxico Burress failed to be. They have the 21st ranked passing offense in the league (curiously, the Jets also were good enough for the 13th best scoring offense in 2011). Floyd should be able to stretch the field and go get those jump balls to help keep the offense going.
A coach like Rex Ryan obviously loves his defensive playmakers, so I considered guys like Dre Kirkpatrick, Michael Brockers, Whitney Mercilus, Mark Barron, and Janoris Jenkins for this pick. If Courtney Upshaw had made it this far he would be an almost automatic pick. However, the offensive needs outweigh the needs of the aging Jets defense, for now. The Jets have committed to Sanchez (despite the Tebow shenanigans), so they'll basically be following our Colt McCoy Plan B option: put as much talent as possible around your QB and see what he can do. Floyd has talent, and hopefully leaders like Sanchez and Bart Scott can keep his off the field questions out of the picture.
Honestly, I could see Floyd's rookie season being either a rousing success or a massive disappointment, no in between. The Jets are a team that need to win now, before their defense decomposes. I could see Floyd having a 60-catch, 900 yard rookie year, helping the Jets to a wild card berth and possibly a playoff win. On the other hand, with the reported issues in the locker room and the temptations of New York, I could also see Floyd having issues staying focused. The key to Floyd's success or failure really depends on his QB, as we've discussed many times here. If Sanchez lives up to his billing, Floyd will be fantastic. If not, yet another WR bust.
I think the Jets need some work at receiver, but I think their team is built on having a strong defense and hoping some players unexpectedly pan out for them on offense.
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|7||Jacksonville||Quinton Coples||DE||North Carolina||Chalmdeezy|
|10||Buffalo||Melvin Ingram||OLB||South Carolina||The New Kardiac Kids
||David DeCastro||OG||Stanford||Brownie's Year
|12||Seattle||Luke Kuechly||ILB||Boston College||Jon @ DBN
|14||Dallas||Janoris Jenkins||CB||North Alabama||bross09|
|15||Philadelphia||Fletcher Cox||DT||Mississippi State||PaduaDSP|
||Michael Floyd||WR||Notre Dame||Legoman0721|
|31||New England||Boston Browns