The Jets are looking for a No. 2 receiver. Michael Floyd wants to play immediately.
If the cards fall into place for the Notre Dame wideout on Thursday night, Floyd could get the chance to be an impact player for Rex Ryan.
Despite their obvious pass rush needs, the Jets have been linked to Floyd, the second-best receiver in this year’s draft class behind Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon. But if the Jets are thinking offense first when they pick 16th overall, Floyd could be their guy.
If that happens, Floyd could see himself getting playing time soon.
“Yeah I think so,” he said yesterday at the NFL’s Play 60 event in Chelsea. “But you can’t go in there thinking you’re better than everyone. Just got do what I do.”
The 6-3, 220 pound receiver said he had a “pretty good time” during his visit with the Jets front office at their Florham Park, N.J. facility.
“That place is really nice,” he said of the 120,000 sq. foot training center.
Floyd said he didn’t have to work out for the team. Instead he talked with coaches “to see how fast I could pick up the offense.”
During their meeting, the Jets stressed the importance of blocking for running backs and told Floyd “you got to be able to block down here and go downhill and hit a safety and hit a corner.”
They also asked him about his off-the-field issues with under-age drinking.
“They asked me, how am I doing and I told them that I’m doing pretty good,” he said. “They asked if the issues were done and I said ‘Yeah.’ It was just a bad decision on my part. And I got through it and I’m moving along.”
Floyd won’t speculate where he’ll be picked in the draft -- “You never know what can happen and what teams really want” -- but he thinks the Jets will be a good fit.
“I kind of put them similar to Notre Dame,” he said. “Everyone always brings their ‘A’ game to play them just cause you’re always in the spotlight. So in my experience and how I am as a person, that’s the kind of situation I like to be in. Everybody wants to see you playing and you get your ‘A’ game out of everybody.”