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Mohamed Sanu

Mohamed Sanu - #6 - WR

Height: 6-1 1/2
Weight: 211
Speed: 4.66
Arm: 33 1/2
Hand: 10 1/8
Wingspan: 80 5/8
Birthdate: 08/22/1989
Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ
Grade: 5.65

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/21/2012 Rutgers Pro Day 6-1 5/8 211 10 33 1/2 80 7/8 4.55 4.21
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 1/2 211 10 1/8 33 1/2 80 5/8 4.68 19 10'6" 36 4.26 6.88

 

Notes:

layed quarterback, wide receiver and punted in his three varsity seasons as a New Jersey prep. Wasn’t eligible to participate his senior season, but practiced, because of his age — he turned 19 one week before the start of the season. Enrolled at Rutgers in time for spring practice in 2009 and was switched from safety to wide receiver. Started all 13 games at wide receiver in the fall as a true freshman, racking up 51 catches for 639 yards (12.5-yard average) and three touchdowns and rushing 62 times for 346 yards (5.6-yard average) and five scores. Also was used as a returner with 17 punt returns for 66 yards (3.9-yard average) and two kickoff returns for 12 yards (6.0-yard average). Became the first Scarlet Knight to have a rushing, receiving and passing touchdown in the same season since 1993. Was hampered by an ankle injury most of the ’10 season but contributed 44-418-2 (9.5) as a receiver and 59-309-4 (5.2) as a rusher plus completed 6-of-9 passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns as a quarterback in the “Wildcat” formation in 12 games. Made 10 starts at wide receiver and one at quarterback against Cincinnati — threw a 51-yard touchdown pass on the opening play. Had a record-setting final season in ’11, ended his career as the school and Big East Conference’s all-time leader with 210 career receptions and 115 single-season receptions. In 13 starts, he hauled in 115-1,206-7 (10.5) in addition to 12-55-0 (4.6) as a punt returner and completed one pass for nine yards. Has seven career fumbles.

Positives:

Very good size and room for added bulk. Long arms and big hands. Loose athlete. Competitive speed — plays faster than he times. Savvy route runner — exhibits balance, tempo and gear change to set up defenders. Runs a variety of patterns. Outstanding hand-eye coordination and body control to track and adjust. Confident catcher with quick hands and ball reactions. Catches in stride and snatches throws outside his frame. Good field awareness — navigates zone coverage and finds soft spots. Willingly works the middle. Physical blocker.

Negatives:

Has small hands. Narrowly built and has to fill out. Could stand to improve functional strength to fend off press coverage. Pedestrian timed speed (will struggle to separate vertically). Average flexibility to sink his hips into routes. Too many catches are contested. Did not make an abundance of splash plays — tallied only four receptions of 20-plus yards and gained less than 11 yards per catch in career. Limited creativity after the catch. Could be more physical as a blocker. Does not project as an impact punt returner.

Summary:

Lean, athletic, competitive, productive receiver who plays faster than he times and possesses route savvy, quick hands and versatility to move the chains from the flanker spot or in the slot. Also has “Wildcat” and punt-return experience and could appeal to teams that value versatility such as the Patriots or Buccaneers.


Mohamed Sanu's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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