A lot of mock drafts have the Chicago Bears taking a wide receiver in the first round of the 2012 draft. I’m not so sure about that. I think the Bears will try to add a playmaker on defense to bolster that aging unit. I do think the Bears will dip their toes into the wide receiver pool in either Round 2 or Round 3. An interesting prospect is Rutgers Wide Receiver Mohamed Sanu. Check out FFToolbox.com’s writeup of Sanu along with a hightlight reel after the jump.
Here’s the scouting report on the 6’2″ 215 pound Sanu:
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
Sanu is a three-year starter for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Although the team is not known for their passing attack, Sanu does it all for his team in the air. Through eight games, he has 70 receptions for 731 yards and seven TDs. These numbers account for nearly half of the receiving statistics for Rutgers across the board.
Sanu has good, above average size, height and speed. Although he can get a bit sloppy in his technique while making catches, he has shown the ability to snag the ball at its highest point. He can also catch the ball with his hands effortlessly. He will need to improve his release off press coverage and needs to explode off the line.
He isn’t afraid to make plays once the ball is in his hands. Sanu can work the middle of the field as well as the edges. He is quick for his size and flows to open spaces very well. He needs to get tougher as a blocker and show more willingness to get physical when up in the air during 50-50 balls.
Sanu has seen his draft stock rise slightly in recent weeks and could go as early as the second round. He’ll need a strong combine to continue this upward trend.
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, check out this highlight clip and don’t miss the devastating block he throws to ensure his teammate makes it into the end zone for a touchdown.
I think he’d be a solid pickup and someone the Bears should keep an eye on in the upcoming Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.