2012 NFL Mock Draft: Michael Floyd Joins Brandon Marshall In Chicago

With the 19th pick in SB Nation's 2012 NFL mock draft, the Chicago Bears select Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd.

Imagine the Bears going from having one of the worst receiver groups in the NFL to what could be one of the best. That's what would happen if they drafted Floyd after trading for Brandon Marshall earlier this year. It's hard to complain when you upgrade a position group so drastically in one season.

SB Nation's Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron, explains the pick:

Just imagine... 2011: Devin Hester (5'11, 190), Johnny Knox (6'0, 190), Earl Bennett (6'0, 200). And then 2012: Brandon Marshall (6'4, 230), Michael Floyd (6'3, 225). Sure, the Chicago Bears offensive line still needs some significant work, but seeing a WR like Floyd fall in their lap in the first round would be too much to pass up.

At one point, there were concerns that Floyd's lack of speed could be an issue heading into the Draft, but registering a 4.47 40-yard dash during his Pro Day laid that issue to rest. Floyd is a very physical receiver, and loves to go up and fight for the football, something that has been sorely lacking in Chicago for several seasons.

Drafting Michael Floyd after trading for Brandon Marshall (and sprinkling in a bit of Hester, Knox, and/or Bennett) could potentially give the Chicago Bears one of the best WR corps in the league. ... And undoubtedly help take some heat off a QB that has been sacked 110 times in his first three years in the Windy City.

For more analysis of the pick, visit Mocking The Draft. SB Nation's Titans blog, Music City Miracles, are on the clock with the 20th pick.

For more on the Bears, visit Windy City Gridiron and SB Nation Chicago. And click here to follow along the rest of SB Nation's NFL mock draft.

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