Michael Floyd makes NFL.com’s “All-Underrated Team”

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Bruce Arians is expecting a lot out of Michael Floyd this coming season.

It’s understandable that Arians would want so much out of the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Any wide receiver who’s 6-2 and 220 pounds like Floyd is, should be dominating the NFL, especially one who was taken in the first round of the draft like Floyd was.

“He (Floyd) still needs to hit a consistency level. He’s a 1,000-yard player,” Arians said. “He’s proven what he can do to make big plays for us.”

Arians feels Floyd is on the cusp of being one of the elite wideouts in the game. If Floyd can pull down more passes in the end zone, Arians believes Floyd can take the elevator up a few more flights to the top.

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Arians and NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison both used the word consistent when referring to Floyd, who Harrison put in his “All-Underrated Team.” Harrison saw consistent play out of Floyd for the past three years – and like Arians – he’s wanting Floyd to dig deep and bring out even more in 2015.

“Like (Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre) Hopkins, Floyd had (a) myriad (of) mediocre quarterbacks … a mediocrity melee … a morass of mediocrity … throwing him passes last season in Arizona. After Carson Palmer was hurt, Floyd was left to work with Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley — and yet, Floyd succeeded. Larry Fitzgerald still gets the headlines in the desert, but Floyd is the Cardinals’ WR1. Also, unlike many wideouts, he can block,” Harrison said.

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