No. 11 Notre Dame football first-round draft pick of the last 25 years: Michael Floyd
2012 NFL Draft: Round 1, Pick 13
Arizona Cardinals, 2012-2016
New England Patriots, 2016
Minnesota Vikings, 2017
New Orleans Saints, 2018 (Did not make team)
Washington Redskins 2018
Baltimore Ravens, 2019 (Did not make team)
Michael Floyd never reached the gaudy Pro Bowl status his multiple 1,000 receiving yard-seasons he had during his final two years in South Bend indicated he could achieve, but the 2012 NFL draft’s No. 13 pick was a solid contributor to the Arizona Cardinals for the first four and a half years of his career.
Once Floyd was traded to the New England Patriots, despite winning a Super Bowl LI ring, his career went downhill. Marred by personal issues, Floyd’s off-field behavior de-railed what could’ve been a longer career as a WR3.
In 2016 and 2017, Floyd was found asleep at the wheel of his car and charged with two counts of DUI, before being found guilty of extreme DUI and sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days of house arrest two months after that. Floyd somehow played 13 games for the Washington Redskins in 2018, but by then, it was clear he was at the backend of a career marred by disappointment following a starring run in South Bend.