The wide receiver class of the 2012 NFL Draft is a very deep one. Players like Wisconsin's Nick Toon or Iowa's Marvin McNutt are all potential play makers whom could be found in middle rounds. Among these diamonds in the rough is a guy who resides very close to home for the New York Giants: Rutgers wideout Mohamed Sanu.
Sanu had his Pro Day just on Wednesday and had a nice showing, running a 4.41 40-yard dash.
Sanu grabbed 115 passes in his 2011 stint with the Scarlet Knights, while tacking on another seven touchdowns (that's just receiving, he also ran the wildcat effectively).
The Giants will be looking to replace the production of like Mario Manningham and also give themselves some depth at the receiver spot. Sanu would be a fine addition to the team as he possesses a number of skills that the Giants look to take advantage of in their offense.
The most intriguing part of Sanu's game is his ability to catch the ball at the top of his route. He is fantastic getting in and out of his routes and excels against man coverage. He does not find the open grass as effectively as say a guy like Kendall Wright, but he uses his body to shield off defenders and the top portion of his routes are fantastic. He also has breakaway speed to get behind the defense to go along with his route running skills, both necessities in the Giants scheme. Eli Manning is a quarterback who likes to make a lot of throws based on anticipation and Sanu knows how to get his head around and look for the football.
Everything will depend on the value that is present, but look for the Giants to draft a receiver in the top three or four rounds. Sanu figures to be a guy who will go off the board around that range.
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