Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson appear well on their way to success in the NFL. The Vikings drafted Sharrif Floyd before each of those two a year ago though. He’s the one with the most question marks a season in.
The question marks that relate to Floyd’s play date back to his days as a Florida Gator, despite the palpable hype around his skills as a prospect and eventual slot into the first round. Floyd was always a bit of a project who’s technique and playing style didn’t equal up to his end production. That meant a dip in form as a rookie was likely and meant that development was needed for Floyd to match his potential.