1. Mohamed Sanu
Third-round pick in 2012
Mohamed Sanu was nothing but pure excitement as a Cincinnati Bengal. Whether it was hauling in touchdowns from Andy Dalton, throwing trick-play touchdowns to A.J. Green, or taking snaps as the wildcat quarterback, Sanu is a name that brings smiles to Bengals fans.
Sanu spent the first four seasons of his career in Cincinnati before heading to Atlanta in free agency. Sanu was a solid second option for Matt Ryan and the Falcons, a team extremely close to winning a Super Bowl in 2017.
Sanu was traded to the New England Patriots for a second-round pick in the 2019 season. The Patriots were in dire need of a receiver, so the fact that the Falcons could get a second-round pick in return was a win for them. After finishing the season with the Patriots, Sanu spent time with the Lions and 49ers.
Currently a free agent, Sanu’s best chance at landing on an NFL roster would likely be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa will be without Chris Godwin for a portion of the season, and Sanu has experience with Tom Brady.
These four Bengals draft picks are nearing the end of their NFL careers, if they haven’t already finished up playing in the league.