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Jacksonville Jaguars 101 Pre-Draft Analysis: Rutgers Wide Receiver Mohamed Sanu

April 8th, 2012 at 5:02 PM
By Michael Hall

Height: 6-2

Weight: 211

40-time: ~4.55

Draft Stock: He is probably going in the second round , but he may creep into the early third round.

 

Overview

Mohamed Sanu was the focal point of Rutgers' offense filling in many roles as a receiver, a wildcat option, a punt returner, and a blocker. He has a large amount of catches on his resume, many of them being highlight reel quality. He's not fast, he's not particularly quick, but he does whatever he is told, whether it is catching short pases, throwing a block for the running back or running a reverse, he just does what he can to help his team win and that is why he reminds me of Hines Ward.

 

+ Catching Machine

Sanu was ranked 4th in 2011 in total catches with 115 (The only notable receiver ahead of him is Justin Blackmon with 121 catches). Here's a bit of quick math. 115 catches in 13 games means that you woud have to average 8 or 9 catches per game. PER GAME.That means that even with a bad QB and a defense that has a bullseye on your back, you're still managing to make a difference on the field.

- Not Much Separation Speed

Sanu ran a 4.67 at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine,. And even though he plays at a faster speed, he still doesn't really run away from defenders, whereas Backmon actually does. Therefore, he is the poor man's Justin Blackmon.

 

Career Highlight

13 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown against North Carolina including this catch. However,  I couldn't locate any real breakdown footage on it, so I decided to post the Louisville game in which he caught 10 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Tags: Football, Hines Ward, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Justin Blackmon, Mohamed Sanu, NFL, Rutgers

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