Last week, I saw the first major mock draft project Notre Dame wide receiver to the Seahawks and thought to myself that it seemed like a reach. Sure, Floyd is a great talent and had elite production in his time with the Irish, but he was more commonly projected toward the end of the first round or later, not at 12. Well, I'm beginning to warm to the idea a bit, as Rob Rang recently projected Floyd to the Seahawks as well. Per Rang:
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame: Many expect the Seahawks to consider a quarterback to compete with incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson with this selection but in beating the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens last year and matching up well with division champion San Francisco, the club may not be willing to reach to fill a perceived need. Don't be surprised if Seattle instead turns their attention to other areas of concern like receiver or defensive line. With Sidney Rice's durability a concern, Seattle might be hard-pressed to let Floyd slip by, especially after he erased any concerns about his speed with a 4.47 showing at 6-3, 220 pounds.
Floyd blew up the Combine with his freakish athleticism and assuming his interviews went well and eased teams' concerns with his maturity, it's hard to argue against his potential. Pete Carroll has said this offseason that the Seahawks will look to add "touchdown makers" and Floyd certainly appears to have that ability. It might be a bit of a reach, but if the Seahawks are sold, it could be an interesting selection.