Sharrif Floydis ranked the top 4-3 defensive tackle by NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, and seven of eight NFL.com mock drafts have the Florida prospect being selected third overall by the Oakland Raiders. However, some scouts have questioned his arm length and claimed his high rankings were a product of the media.
Floyd was asked on "NFL AM" on Tuesday morning how he responded to that type of criticism.
"In my eyes there is no roadblock that is going to stop me," Floyd said on NFL Network. "A lot of people ask me 'Do you feel as though your arms are short?' And I say, 'I don't play like my arms are short.' So my tape speaks for itself and the type of person I am speaks for itself."
Here's more draft buzz from around the NFL:
» Bob McGinn's draft series for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel continued with a look at how important the sack stat is in evaluating pass rushers.
Interesting to see Ansah, who has been discussed as a top-five pick -- and was ranked by many scouts as the top defensive end -- only is viewed as the fourth-best pass rusher.
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» NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell compared Jordan to former Pro Bowl pass rusher Jason Taylor.