NEW YORK - Sharrif Floyd's finest hour lasted about 2 hours longer than he expected.
Floyd expected to be selected in the first hour of the NFL Draft, which began at 8 p.m. He lasted until almost 11.
The Minnesota Vikings took him 23rd overall.
Rated as a top-five pick, Floyd's athleticism and versatility at defensive tackle did not fully outweigh his rough edges and his inconsistent ability to withstand targeted contact and to shake double-teams.
Manti Te'o and Geno Smith had better-known back stories (real and imagined), but each had obvious skill and size issues and neither was a first-round lock.