I know it's early and the season is still going. But I want to divert our group-hate of Schotty for a couple minutes and focus on something to look forward to. GangGreenMag alluded to our potentially drafting this fine fellow in April, and I want to expand on why he can be such a great pickup. The player, my friends, is Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. In the words of Jon Gruden, this guy could be something really special. First, the measurables.
WR Mohamed Sanu, 6'2", 215 lbs. Runs a 4.47 40-yard dash, and is ranked by www.nfldraftscout.com as the third best receiver in the entire draft. Join me below the jump to see what kind of a player he is.
Sanu is a junior and a utility player of sorts. He primarily plays wide receiver, however he has been known to play as a running back and wildcat-type QB as well. Put him and Kerley in the backfield and prepare to watch the defense freak out, as either can run, pass, or receive the ball.
This season, Sanu has 55 receptions for 555 yards, and 5 touchdowns. He isn't a huge red-zone threat, but is an electrifying play-maker instead. A corps of Santonio Holmes, Mohamed Sanu, and Jeremy Kerley would be exciting because all three have the potential to do serious damage after the catch and are all difference makers.
Here is a good article on Sanu as a player and what he means to the Rutgers offense.
Think we would miss Plaxico Burress' blocking? Try this highlight on for size.
Oh, and he can make ridiculous catches like this.
Finally, here's his freshman highlight reel below. He is the only true freshman to start at WR under Greg Schiano's regime, and was selected as the MVP at the 2009 St. Petersburg Bowl.
Sanu is exciting and a great prospect. He's projected to go somewhere in the second round, probably towards the beginning. We may have to trade up to get him, but I wouldn't be upset at all about that. In fact, I'd be very excited. As we look to go younger on offense, Sanu may be the playmaker we need. Let me know in the comments below what you think about Sanu, or any other prospects. It's early, but it's worth thinking about.