After having pole position behind Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon for the No. 2 WR slot on most draft boards, it appears that Baylor's Kendall Wright has been passed by Notre Dame's Michael Floyd.
The latest mock draft from the National Football Post has Blackmon going No. 6 to the St. Louis Rams, Floyd going No. 7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Wright going No. 26 to the Houston Texans:
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd
Is there a team in the NFL in more need of an upgrade at the wide receiver position than the Jaguars? This might be a bit high for Floyd. However, he’s got the talent to make plays on all levels of the field and fills a major need for the Jags at a position of major need.
26. Houston Texans: Baylor WR Kendall Wright
Wright might be the draft's top vertical threat and has the ability to open up a lot of options for the Texans offense down the field.
Floyd, at 6'3 220 with a 4.47 40, has the type of measurables NFL teams want in their No. 1 receiver, as opposed to the 5'10 195 Wright.
He produced on the field as well, catching 100 balls for 1,147 yards and 9 TD's for the Fighting Irish in 2011.
The big concerns for Floyd come mostly off the field, as the four-year starter received three separate alcohol violations while in college.
More importantly, going to the Jaguars at No. 7 is hardly an ideal scenario for a young WR, as Jacksonville has an anemic offense led by a young QB (Blaine Gabbert) who seemed over his head as a rookie. In contrast, Houston, with a balanced offense and a defense coming off a dominant season, seems like a Super Bowl contender.
A highlight reel of Floyd's school record 28 TD's in his first three seasons: