Before getting injured last year, Sanu caught four touchdown passes in the last three games, while also throwing a 73-yard touchdown on his first NFL pass in a Week 3 win over the NFC East Champion Washington Redskins. Many are laready labeling him as a potential breakout player in 2013, including the guys at Pro Football Focus.
By using key metrics found only at PFF, they believe Sanu is one of biggest breakout candidates entering 2013:
An untimely stress fracture in his left foot knocked Mohamed Sanu out for the season just 9 games into his rookie year. At the time of his injury, Sanu was seeing a significant increase in playing time on the outside at the expense of Armon Binns (who was later waived). Until then, Sanu had been mostly a slot player. He finished the season with 42 percent of his snaps on the outside and 53 in the slot. Probably the biggest highlight of his season was throwing a 73 yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green on a trick play against Washington. Sanu threw the ball 43 yards in the air with Green doing the rest of the damage after the catch. Sanu also caught four red zone touchdowns on seven targets – which accounted for 28 percent of his total targets. Sanu should be completely healthy entering the 2013 season and can again reclaim his stake as the No. 2 option in the passing game behind Green.