Photo of Mohamed Sanu
Drafted By: Bengals
  • Round 3
  • Pick 20
  • Overall 83

Combine Results

Grade
80.5 ?
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 126.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.22 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "He's played with three different true freshman QBs in his career, so the fact that he's impressed enough to get picked in the third round says something about him. I think the Bengals need some help at receiver."

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 211LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Sanu came in as a heralded recruit, missed only one start at Rutgers and has continued to develop significantly each year. He has good size and is capable of making a lot of plays within a West Coast offense. He is a player who can separate well and excels in the short to intermediate passing game, an ideal receiver for a timing-based, pass-often offense. He is a polished all-around player.

Analysis

Strengths

Sanu is excellent working drive routes and across the field to read coverages and sit down in the holes of zones. He is a natural at shielding himself from defenders and giving the quarterback a clear throwing lane. He is a reliable hands catcher who is very technical at the top of his routes and when competing with corners to give himself space to secure the catch. Sanu is a throwback receiver who sees the ball when going across the middle. He is fearless in all aspects.

Weaknesses

Sanu is virtually nonexistent in the deep passing game. He is slow off the line and doesn’t have the speed to get behind NFL corners. He can get lazy in and out of his breaks downfield, and he almost loses interest in competing once the route gets deeper than 7 to 10 yards. He is not an explosive athlete with the ball in his hands and simply gets what he can after the catch.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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