With the 83rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Bengals selected wide receiver Mohamed Sanu out of Rutgers. After being utilized in a wildcat quarterback role on offense his freshman and sophomore years, Sanu was used exclusively at WR last season, and accounted for 115 receptions, 1206 yards, and 7 touchdowns. Here’s what I gathered on him:
- He’s a very elusive runner, weather it’s getting yards after the catch, or lining up as a wildcat QB. Could easily transition into a good return player and become a Josh Cribbs-like player with slightly less speed
- Sanu does not shy away from contact. When he lines up in the wildcat, he’s not afraid to take hits from bulkier linebackers, and he’s the most physical blocking receiver I’ve seen in this year’s draft.
- He played on a bad Rutgers team in the Big East, and at times look unfocused as he ran his routes. When he sets his mind to it, he’s an elite receiver prospect, but will have to be more consistent in that aspect at the next level.
- He’s still very young, as he enrolled at Rutgers in 2009 and started right away as a true freshman. He enters the draft as a true junior, so he has as much room to grow as any receiver prospect in this draft.
- Overall, Sanu plays like a warrior, and his skills and potential, he will thrive at the NFL level and will be looked at as one of the steals of the 2012 NFL Draft.
6’2 211 pounds
10 1/8 inch hands
33.5 inch arms
4.67 forty yard dash
19 bench press reps
36 inch vertical
126 inch broad jump
6.88 3 cone drill
4.22 20 yard shuttle