2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

by Cory J. Bonini on February 10, 2012 @ 17:12:50 PDT


Junior wide receiver Mohamed Sanu leaves Rutgers for the 2012 NFL Draft and is coming off a fantastic season. He racked up 115 catches for 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011. Sanu has nine career rushing scores and 21 total trips to paydirt in three years. 

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
Flashy sells, but Sanu produces


  • Size (6-foot-2, 215 pounds)
  • Good in jump-ball situations
  • Quick burst in short area
  • Quality route runner
  • Strong upper body allows him to easily fight through jams
  • Powerful legs help him drive through tackles
  • Great body control and flexibility
  • Outstanding hands - probably his best attribute
  • Capable and willing blocker
  • Team-first player and is a pleasure to coach
  • Fearless over the middle
  • Able to play split end or out of the slot
  • Experienced rushing the ball (653 yards, nine TDs at Rutgers)


  • Lacks straight-line speed
  • Will be a 23-year-old rookie - may not have as long of a career as other junior wide receiver prospects
  • Only one year of exceptional production

Expected draft placement

Sanu should be a late first- or early second-round choice in the draft. Teams that could be interested in him include the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. A lot comes down to how the first round shakes out, as Sanu will have plenty of suitors atop the second round. 

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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