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SteveSlaton20
01-24-2012, 01:35 PM
What's the deal with this kid? I haven't watch any of his highlights/films, but how come people are picking him over Alshon Jefferey, Kendall Wright, and Michael Floyd, etc(if they're all still there at the 26th pick)?

Blake
01-24-2012, 01:55 PM
This link should help.

SANU (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Mohamed+Sanu)

kiwitexansfan
01-24-2012, 01:57 PM
This link should help.

SANU (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Mohamed+Sanu)

Cool link.

Blake
01-24-2012, 02:11 PM
To be honest, I am not sure. I havent gotten into draft mode, but I assume people will associate him with Kenny Britt who came out of Rutgers 2 years back. I am sure the year round draft guru's can help you out.

Hardcore Texan
01-24-2012, 02:57 PM
This link should help.

SANU (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Mohamed+Sanu)

Awesome! How did you do that?

Blake
01-24-2012, 03:03 PM
Awesome! How did you do that?

http://lmgtfy.com/

badboy
01-24-2012, 06:22 PM
What's the deal with this kid? I haven't watch any of his highlights/films, but how come people are picking him over Alshon Jefferey, Kendall Wright, and Michael Floyd, etc(if they're all still there at the 26th pick)?FWIW, I have watched Sanu's games and am not overly impressed. He is mid second round on my board and reminds me of Jeff Fuller A&M. I think he would be a solid #2 but not someone to groom to replace AJ although Kirksey might work wonders. Wright is the real deal and unfortunately prob gone #26. I want a dynamic player who can possibly change the game on any play. 3 WRs in this draft match that criteria as of now; Blackmon, Wright and Jordan White. Broyles could be close depending on his health from recent surgery.

thunderkyss
01-24-2012, 07:20 PM
This link should help.

SANU (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Mohamed+Sanu)

OH!! a wise guy eh??

:bat:

TimeKiller
01-25-2012, 07:30 PM
What's the deal with this kid? I haven't watch any of his highlights/films, but how come people are picking him over Alshon Jefferey, Kendall Wright, and Michael Floyd, etc(if they're all still there at the 26th pick)?

I don't know about mid second round but his youtube/highlight reel is worth watching.
Release: Too big and strong for most defenders at this level to test him in press coverage. Good hand placement and upper body strength to fight off the jam when he gets it and is a threat to beat the defender over the top due to good acceleration and better straight-line speed than he's often credited with possessing. Eats up the cushion, showing better agility and precision as a route-runner than most receivers with his bulk.

Hands: Sanu has several outstanding qualities but none more impressive than his natural receiving skills. Possesses very reliable hands and a wide catch radius due to his long arms, impressive flexibility, and hand-eye coordination. Extends and plucks the ball away from his frame when he senses the defender near. Quickly secures the ball and carries it tight to his frame. Very good jump-ball candidate due to strong leaping skills, long arms and timing.

Route running: Quick burst off the line of scrimmage perhaps masking a lack of elite straight-line speed. Has enough speed to challenge vertically. Throttles down quickly, sinks his hips and has good burst left and right to generate separation on underneath routes. Used from a variety of positions, lining up inside in the slot, outside and put in motion. Courageous over the middle, often pulling away on drag routes and quick posts.

After the catch: Exciting blend of size, strength and speed once the ball is in his hands. Strong receiver capable of ripping free of arm tackles and shucking off defenders with a stiff-arm. Lacks elite lateral agility to make defenders miss in tight quarters, but has good flexibility, balance and vision to weave through the defense. Rushed for 653 yards and nine touchdowns over his career and isn't opposed to cutting back inside amidst the big bodies if he sees a lane. Some question about his true timed speed but has an explosive burst to accelerate through gaps and separate.

Blocking: Takes his role as a blocker seriously. Shows good strength and very good effort blocking downfield, locking up the corner and working to seal his opponent from the action. Often sent in motion so he can provide a crack back block on an unsuspecting defensive end and looks to peel back and knock out the trailing defender when a teammate has a chance for a big play.

Intangibles: A selfless player who head coach Greg Schiano raved about when Sanu announced that he was leaving early. ?He?s meant a ton to this program,? Schiano said. ?He?s the guy who does everything. He?ll be very hard to replace. I don?t know if you ever replace him.

You tell me. He sounds like a dynamic #2 option to me. Only thing is lack of timed speed but this is definitely one of those lines draftniks draw...workout, no pads, on a track with no one trying to hit you speed versus in the game, pads on, hits coming speed. He's fast, either way. This would be a very, very good pick on the Texans part. He or Peter Konz are my favorites right now.

6'2'' 215 4.57-40 via cbssports.com

He's about the same size as AJ and has a few very similar qualities. Dangerous after the catch. Selfless player. Big target.

otisbean
01-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Anquan Boldin lacks timed speed as well but he manages to be very effective. I'm not insinuating Sanu will turn out like Boldin, just that a fast 40 isnt everything.

thunderkyss
01-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Anquan Boldin lacks timed speed as well but he manages to be very effective. I'm not insinuating Sanu will turn out like Boldin, just that a fast 40 isnt everything.

I like Anquan Boldin. But I do not believe he is a game changer..... not really a #1.

1b...... maybe. I'd love to have him opposite Aj, but he could never replace Aj, Reggie Wayne, Megatron, Chad Johnson (not OchoCinco), etc..

Late first rounder........ where we're looking to draft, you're right, we should consider him.

otisbean
01-25-2012, 09:35 PM
I agree with your take Boldin. I was just using him as an example of a slower yet effective WR. I believe Anquan ran a 4.7 at the combine, which is absolutely pedestrian. Personally, I'm hoping Wight falls but I'm not holding out hope.

Wolf6151
01-26-2012, 04:11 AM
I'd have no problem with Mohamed Sanu in the 1st round if the Texans decide he's the best for us and he's available. I'd personally rather have Dwight Jones in the 1st but either one will help this team alot.

TimeKiller
01-26-2012, 08:49 AM
Anquan Boldin lacks timed speed as well but he manages to be very effective. I'm not insinuating Sanu will turn out like Boldin, just that a fast 40 isnt everything.

That's actually a good comparison and would be precisely what they need. An elite possession receiver. I actually thought about this, get him and a slot guy, you could move Kevin Walter into a hybrid kind of TE role since he's basically a TE in a WR body. That would make Dreesen leaving easier to handle.

Rey
01-26-2012, 10:05 AM
I keep hearing that a big WR would improve RZ efficiency, but we have big WR's....

In fact...we haven't had many small or average height receivers that get playing time on a regular basis. We don't throw fades to Andre...We don't throw them to Walter or Jacoby...

I think that the QB's need to improve on their RZ passing...

TimeKiller
01-26-2012, 04:21 PM
I keep hearing that a big WR would improve RZ efficiency, but we have big WR's....

In fact...we haven't had many small or average height receivers that get playing time on a regular basis. We don't throw fades to Andre...We don't throw them to Walter or Jacoby...

I think that the QB's need to improve on their RZ passing...

I think a bigger TE might help, we have somewhat average to below average sized TEs....

Passing in the redzone is definitely a problem though. The fade route isn't in the cupboard though, how many times have you seen them be single covered (anywhere on the field, let alone at the end) and the play simply wasn't designed to go that way. Schaub isn't especially guilty of this but Yates got himself in trouble staring down AJ.

badboy
01-26-2012, 04:25 PM
I think a bigger TE might help, we have somewhat average to below average sized TEs....

Passing in the redzone is definitely a problem though. The fade route isn't in the cupboard though, how many times have you seen them be single covered (anywhere on the field, let alone at the end) and the play simply wasn't designed to go that way. Schaub isn't especially guilty of this but Yates got himself in trouble staring down AJ.My preference in RZ is not the pass, to anyone.

DocBar
01-26-2012, 06:38 PM
Remember that guy who played receiver for SF a while back? I think his name was Rice or something like that. Scouts were worried about his timed speed, too.

TimeKiller
01-27-2012, 08:33 AM
My preference in RZ is not the pass, to anyone.

Right?


I heard that Rutgers coaching staff was going to be the new staff for Tampa Bay, any chance they need a receiver to pair with their young QB Freeman?

This does not bode well for Sanu to the Texans IMO....

Rey
01-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Right?


I heard that Rutgers coaching staff was going to be the new staff for Tampa Bay, any chance they need a receiver to pair with their young QB Freeman?

This does not bode well for Sanu to the Texans IMO....

That's what I'm hoping...

I hope that those bigger receivers go ahead of Wright so we can take him with our pick.

My only worry though is that he will look good at the combine and test well and some team is going to take him before we pick.

I'd still be happy with one of those other recievers, but Wright would be tremendous for us. He's a buzz saw as a receiver. I haven't heard about any character concerns...Seems like a hard worker...I think he fits the Texans mold perfectly...

srrono
01-27-2012, 10:03 AM
Right?


I heard that Rutgers coaching staff was going to be the new staff for Tampa Bay, any chance they need a receiver to pair with their young QB Freeman?

This does not bode well for Sanu to the Texans IMO....

At pick 5 no unless TB trades back in the 20's which I dont see hapening.

TimeKiller
01-27-2012, 10:40 AM
Ah, didn't realize they were THAT early....

I've done a pretty good focus on Sanu here the last couple days. He reeeeeally seems like a good pick for the Texans but I'd like to do the same bit for Wright and the guy from NC state whose name is slipping my mind right now...

badboy
01-27-2012, 10:56 AM
Right?


I heard that Rutgers coaching staff was going to be the new staff for Tampa Bay, any chance they need a receiver to pair with their young QB Freeman?

This does not bode well for Sanu to the Texans IMO....lol ya beat me to it TK!

badboy
01-27-2012, 11:23 AM
Kendall Wright was expected to be one of the wide receivers in attendance at the 2012 Senior Bowl, but an injury has reportedly forced him to withdraw from the annual event. The Baylor Bears wide receiver apparently didn't want to chance playing less than 100 percent on his ankle.

Wright will instead focus on gearing up for the combine, according to ESPN's David Smoak.

David Smoak @DavidSmoak Baylor's Kendall Wright will not be attending @seniorbowl, he played thru an ankle injury all season, it's not 100% and focused on Combine
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srrono
01-27-2012, 11:29 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/scouting_department.html

I'm not sure of the reliability and validity of this website but they are showing Sanu is dropping. Acually showing a majority of the WR's droppping.

TimeKiller
01-27-2012, 12:50 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/scouting_department.html

I'm not sure of the reliability and validity of this website but they are showing Sanu is dropping. Acually showing a majority of the WR's droppping.

They have Michael Floyd going to the Texans. I gotta say.....HELL yeah. I'd take that, I haven't even been reading on the guy because I'm pretty sure he'll be gone 10+ picks before us.

Rey
01-27-2012, 12:59 PM
They have Michael Floyd going to the Texans. I gotta say.....HELL yeah. I'd take that, I haven't even been reading on the guy because I'm pretty sure he'll be gone 10+ picks before us.

I think if the team has decided to go WR in the first round we are going to get a really good one.

There are about 5 or 6 that would not be considered reaches at our spot and some would even be considered steals.

badboy
01-27-2012, 01:16 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/scouting_department.html

I'm not sure of the reliability and validity of this website but they are showing Sanu is dropping. Acually showing a majority of the WR's droppping.we shoupld see a lot of yo yoing until combine results known

Mr teX
01-27-2012, 03:08 PM
Blackmon
Floyd
Jeffrey
Sanu
Wright



I can honestly say that i'd be happy with any 1 of these guys in the 1st. We picked an absolutely PERFECT yr. to be in the market for a WR. great crop this year. We absolutely can't lose.

TimeKiller
01-27-2012, 03:55 PM
I think if the team has decided to go WR in the first round we are going to get a really good one.

There are about 5 or 6 that would not be considered reaches at our spot and some would even be considered steals.

Indeed, it's like that throughout the draft too. Maybe I just haven't been as interested in WRs because the Texans haven't....but it seems to me like WR is loaded this year and not only loaded but loaded with 6'4'' guys, big, fast, almost TE sized guys.

Blackmon
Floyd
Jeffrey
Sanu
Wright

I can honestly say that i'd be happy with any 1 of these guys in the 1st. We picked an absolutely PERFECT yr. to be in the market for a WR. great crop this year. We absolutely can't lose.
I've only seen a few highlights but Jeffrey looks exceedingly slow to me. The Texans are indeed very fortunate to have WR be a need this year.

we shoupld see a lot of yo yoing until combine results known

Does it make me racist that I read that as Yo Yoing, like some asian WR or something?

yo-yo-ing? :clap:<that's for myself. Congratulations dummy.

badboy
01-27-2012, 05:29 PM
Indeed, it's like that throughout the draft too. Maybe I just haven't been as interested in WRs because the Texans haven't....but it seems to me like WR is loaded this year and not only loaded but loaded with 6'4'' guys, big, fast, almost TE sized guys.


I've only seen a few highlights but Jeffrey looks exceedingly slow to me. The Texans are indeed very fortunate to have WR be a need this year.



Does it make me racist that I read that as Yo Yoing, like some asian WR or something?

yo-yo-ing? :clap:<that's for myself. Congratulations dummy.You so funny! If it were a WR he better have a good 40 time & great hands that's what I am interested in