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Bengals' Lewis thinks Sanu could start right away

Mohamed Sanu's rough draft weekend experience is a distant memory now. The Rutgers product landed with the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round with the No. 83 overall pick and it looks like the perfect home for him.

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After just one rookie minicamp, coach Marvin Lewis expects Sanu to play a major role right away.

"(I) thought (Mohamed) Sanu was everything we expected him to be. He's going to come in here and play as a rookie and push to start and play time," Lewis said Sunday, via the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Those are high expectations for a third-round draft pick, but it makes sense with Sanu. He's known as a solid route runner; that's a skill that translates well at the next level. Sanu could be Andy Dalton's T.J. Houshmandzadeh, while A.J. Green is a more dynamic version of Chad Ochocinco. (Sorry Ocho).

The depth chart is thin at the position after Green. Sanu could start over Jordan Shipley, with Brandon Tate and fifth-round pick Marvin Jones as options for returns.

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