We already knew the Dolphins have been closely scrutinizing Justin Blackmon because he's considered the top wide receiver prospect in the coming NFL draft. The club has been at his pro day, has interviewed him and had a visit scheduled with him.
The club is also doing the same work on Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, considered by many a superior wide receiver talent to Blackmon. Floyd said on Sirius radio he will visit with the Dolphins next week after meeting with them previously at the Indianapolis Combine.
Floyd said he would visit with the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals this week. He met with Carolina and Cleveland last week and conducted a private workout with Philadelphia.
Floyd confirmed he is scheduled to visit the Dolphins, Cardinals, 49ers and Vikings next week.
Floyd is supremely talented, has been a high-production player at Notre Dame but comes with an obvious red flag.
After receiving a citation for drunken driving on March 20, 2011, Floyd was suspended indefinitely from the team on March 21, 2011. The suspension was lifted August 3, 2011, allowing him to return to the team without missing the 2011-12 season.
He started every game and caught 100 passes for 1,147 yards and 9 touchdowns. Floyd contends his arrest was a one-time thing and he is now focused on staying out of trouble and getting in the NFL.
The list of known Dolphins visits according to sources and ProFootballtalk.com are as follows:
WR: Blackmon, Floyd, Iowa State's Darius Reynolds.
DL: South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram, LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers, North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples.
OL: Ole Miss offensive tackle Bobby Massie, Iowa State offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele, Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks, Miami center Tyler Horn, Rutgers guard Desmond Wynn.
RB: Pittsburgh running back Zach Brown, Appalachian State running back Travaris Cadet.
DB: Montana defensive back Trumaine Johnson, Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, Wisconsin CB Antonio Fenelus, Albion cornerback Chris Greenwood, LSU safety Brandon Taylor,
LB: Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David, West Virginia linebacker Bruce Irvin.
TE: Louisiana-Lafayette tight end Ladarius Green, Cincinnati tight end Adrien Robinson.
QB: Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler, Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill.