Best UDFAs in LA Chargers history: 3. Malcom Floyd
Malcom Floyd is someone that we recognized as one of the best players in franchise history to never be named to a Pro Bowl. He also doubles as being one of the best UDFAs in Chargers’ history, and unlike Plummer, is as traditional of a UDFA as it comes.
Floyd did not put up that great of numbers at Wyoming, which led to him not being invited to the NFL Combine. His numbers were good, but coming from Wyoming, he needed to have a better resume than he did. In his senior year he had 834 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Good, but not good enough.
The Chargers still took a chance on Floyd and signed him as a UDFA, however, he did not make an immediate impact. He was signed to the practice squad after camp, although he was brought on the roster late in the 2004 season.
Floyd appeared in four games in his rookie season, starting two, and only hauled in three receptions for 49 yards. He spent more time on the practice squad in 2005 than the active roster and never appeared in a game. In 2006, he appeared in 12 games, making 15 receptions for 210 yards.
He, yet again, did not have a big role in 2007. He appeared in six games, making seven receptions for 97 yards. From 2004 to 2007, Floyd appeared in 22 games, made 25 receptions for 356 yards and hauled in four touchdowns.
That changed in 2008 and Floyd finally started to become a contributor in the offense. He played in 13 games and made 27 receptions for 465 yards and four touchdowns.
He then became the Chargers’ number one deep threat, as he had a four-year stretch in which he had over 700 receiving yards each season. His best season was 2011, where he led the league in yards per reception with 19.9 to go along with 856 yards. He only played 12 games, we would have crossed 1,000 yards if he played all 16.