Mohamed Sanu is another intriguing prospect for the Texans at WR. While the junior won’t beat many corners with his speed, he is the Big East’s all-time leader in receptions, recording 210 in his three seasons starting for Rutgers. He set another Big East record this season with 115 receptions.
Sanu possesses got good size at 6’2” 215 lbs. He is a very versatile player, capable of being lined up all over the field at receiver as well as on trick plays. With his big hands and natural ball skills, he’s capable of pulling in any catch. He has good quickness for his size and is capable of using some power moves when he gets the ball in space. After Sanu announced his decision to make the jump to the NFL, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano spoke very highly of the receiver, something that Houston management is sure to take into account.
A possession receiver, Sanu doesn’t have great speed. He also is prone to some mental mistakes when the ball is thrown his way. However, he doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses, and does possess a few key strengths and some potential, and Schiano has prepared him to transition to the NFL better than most prospects. Sanu won’t score many 80-yard TDs at the next level, but with his productivity in college, don’t be surprised if the Texans draft him in the first round.