After a record-setting career at Notre Dame, Michael Floyd is ready for the NFL Draft.
"It's going to be exciting,” Floyd said at the Blue-Gold game last weekend. “(It will be) my first time in New York. It will be a really good experience."
Floyd overcame a number of self-inflicted obstacles at Notre Dame. A DUI arrest last March put his career in jeopardy, but he was able to rebound to have a stellar senior season. He says he wouldn't trade his experience.
"It's been a special place. If I went back to pick a different school, it would be Notre Dame,” Floyd said. “I love this place. It's been a good time for me."
Floyd has proven to NFL teams that his mistakes are behind them. He's considered the 2nd best receiver in the draft and could go as high as the top ten. But he admits he has no idea.
"No clue at all. You never know what team is going to pick you. I'm just going to be anxious and ready to go."
Floyd will be in attendance for Thursday night’s draft. Notre Dame players have projected as high picks a few times before. Brady Quinn and Jimmy Clausen both took huge slides from their expected draft positions. Despite that history, Floyd says he didn't seek out advice from those guys about their draft experiences.
"I didn't talk to them about that, but I never get my hopes up on anything because you never know where you are going to go. I just keep a level head and hope to hear my name called."
There's no question that Floyd’s name will be called. Now, it's just a matter of when, and by whom.