Our new weekly feature looks at every 2012 Irish player, at present one-third of the way through…
Collectively, it would be a major story if the threesome matches their lone predecessor's opening act, much less his career output. Notre Dame true freshmen Davonte Neal, Justin Ferguson, and Chris Brown know well the exploits of graduated star Michael Floyd. They know they won't replace his record-smashing production, probably not even his standout first season that included 48 catches for more than 700 yards and seven touchdowns. But to a man, and in congress with their veteran tutors, the trio believes the 2012 receivers can meet that lofty standard. "They're going to need all of us," said Ferguson of the incoming trio. "So collectively, yes, definitely. Chris is a speed guy, he'll go up and get the ball. Davonte is a smaller speed guy, a slot guy, and myself I'm more physical. Together we can get the job done." The "smaller speed guy" Neal has a unique take on replacing the Irish legend. "Michael Floyd was drafted by the (Arizona) Cardinals. I got in touch with him and we...
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