Sanu
Mohamed Sanu
Mohamed Sanu
Mohamed Sanu
Mohamed Sanu
28-Year-Old WR
2017 Receiving Stats
2018 Receiving Projections
REC
67
YDS
703
TD
5
AVG
10.5
TAR
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Sanu is what he is at this point - a reliable, low-upside possession receiver in an offense that likes to run and spread the ball around. At 6-2, 210, and with glacial 4.62 speed, Sanu gets by on size, experience, good hands and the defensive attention given to teammate Jul... read more
Sanu is what he is at this point - a reliable, low-upside possession receiver in an offense that likes to run and spread the ball around. At 6-2, 210, and with glacial 4.62 speed, Sanu gets by on size, experience, good hands and the defensive attention given to teammate Julio Jones. Sanu doesn't get a ton of red-zone work (12 of his 96 targets were in that area) and has only two 40-yard catches over his last 46 games. For 2018, Sanu might still be Matt Ryan's No. 2 receiver, though first-round pick Calvin Ridley should push him for that role. Wideouts Justin Hardy and Marvin Hall aren't major threats, but tight end Austin Hooper could conceivably have a larger role, particularly in the red zone.
HT: 6'2"   WT: 210 lbs.   DOB: 8/22/1989   College: Rutgers   Drafted: 3rd Rd, #20 Overall in 2012Show Contract
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Mohamed Sanu Contract Info:
Signed a five-year, $32.5 million contract with the Falcons in March of 2016.
Held to one catch
WRAtlanta Falcons
August 18, 2018
Sanu caught his only target for a five-yard gain in Friday's preseason loss to the Chiefs.
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Mohamed Sanu 2017 NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    756
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    3
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
643
7
2016
745
15
2017
756
3
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   210 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.22 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   6.88 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   33.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   19 reps
GREAT
Atlanta Falcons Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2014
2013
2012
  1. Mohamed Sanu 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Mohamed Sanu 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Sanu has a job, and that's not likely to change. Otherwise, there's not much else to say. As a complement to Julio Jones, Sanu posted respectable numbers in a vacuum for a possession receiver -- 11.1 YPC, 8.1 YPT -- but those don't look quite as good when you consider QB Matt Ryan averaged 9.3 YPA on the year. At 6-2, 210, Sanu has good size, but he's slow -- 4.62 40 -- and he's not all that shifty. Sanu is a good athlete, though, and theoretically has red-zone upside, but he saw only 13 targets in that area last year, catching four for TDs. With Jones back, Taylor Gabriel emerging as the team's all-purpose threat, two quality pass-catching backs and a diverse offense, Sanu's upside is fairly limited. Even if Jones were to go down and allow Sanu to see an uptick in targets, it's hard to see him being a viable No. 1, given his lack of speed.
  3. Mohamed Sanu 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Someone other than Julio Jones has to see targets. The Falcons guaranteed $14 million to Sanu, so expect him to be used more than an aging Roddy White was last year. With Jones drawing double teams on the other side, Sanu should benefit from single coverage, but even opposite A.J. Green in Cincinnati, Sanu was rarely more than passable (8.1, 8.0 YPT last two years). Sanu has only had four catches of 40-plus yards in his four-year career and runs a 4.62 40, so don't expect many downfield plays. At 6-2, 210, Sanu has enough size and athleticism to operate in traffic and could see red-zone work - especially given the team's lack of options (aside from Jones, 31-year-old TE Jacob Tamme and 5-10 Justin Hardy are next in line). But aside from being Matt Ryan's likely No. 2 WR, there's not much to get excited about.
  4. Mohamed Sanu 2014 Preseason Outlook
    As the less-flashy understudy to AJ Green, Sanu put up solid numbers in 2013, but he got surpassed by Marvin Jones in the Bengals' receiver pecking order and second-year tight end Tyler Eifert will probably start commanding more targets this season as well. Sanu's size and route-running could keep him in a possession receiver role, and out of the gate he figures to see added opportunities thanks to an injury to Jones.
  5. Mohamed Sanu 2013 Preseason Outlook
    After not seeing much action during the first half of the season, Sanu made his way into the starting lineup in Week 11 and scored three touchdowns the next two weeks. Then he broke his foot in practice and missed the rest of the year. At 6-2, 211, Sanu has good size and steady hands, but he's not especially fast. Now that his foot is healthy, he'll likely reclaim the starting job opposite A.J. Green and work shorter possession routes. He's also likely to see targets in the red-zone, but keep in mind Green and both of the team's pass-catching tight ends will be busy there, too.
  6. Mohamed Sanu 2012 Preseason Outlook
    With Andy Dalton coming off a promising rookie year, and A.J. Green sure to draw the bulk of the defense's attention, Sanu finds himself in a more favorable environment than most rookies. At 6-2, 211, Sanu has good size, but only average speed. The third-rounder is a polished receiver with good hands that did damage down the field in college but likely projects as a possession type in the pros. Jordan Shipley is also around, but he'll mostly work out of the slot, so Sanu should challenge for a starting job. Rookie Marvin Jones could also push for some targets, however, and there's always a chance the team brings in a veteran.
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Held to one catch
WRAtlanta Falcons
August 18, 2018
Sanu caught his only target for a five-yard gain in Friday's preseason loss to the Chiefs.
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Works out with Deshaun Watson
WRAtlanta Falcons
June 21, 2018
Sanu participated in a private workout with Texans quarterback and Gainesville, Georgia native Deshaun Watson this week, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Ridley's arrival may impact target volume
WRAtlanta Falcons
Undisclosed
April 30, 2018
Sanu is a candidate to receive reduced targets in 2018 following the Falcons' selection of Calvin Ridley at 26th overall in last week's NFL Draft.
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Rehabbing from undisclosed injury
WRAtlanta Falcons
April 17, 2018
Sanu (undisclosed) appeared to be doing rehab work on a side field Tuesday at the Falcons' offseason program, ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure reports.
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Tallies 50 yards in playoff loss
WRAtlanta Falcons
January 15, 2018
Sanu caught three balls for 50 yards in Saturday's 15-10 loss to the Eagles in the divisional round.
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