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The combined Sanu thread

Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
Guy sucks

Wouldn't be considered a first rounder if he did.

He's a good prospect.
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Originally posted by TXNinerFan52:
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
Originally posted by TXNinerFan52:
If he's drafted before 30th that would be a great thing. I don't care for Sanu.

out of curiosity why not?

he has all the skill set an elite reciever posseses

he may not have the best size or speed but average at both however he has long arms big hands and attacks the ball at hte highest point

I don't see what's so great about him. He donesn't look smooth to me. He doesn't have good hands, speed, and he doeesn't run well after the catch.



How can you tell if he's not smooth, doesn't run well after the catch, has no speed and has bad hands watching that video?
[ Edited by mayo49 on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:34 AM ]
When he first got to Rutgers, he was an option QB/WR/KR/PR. he had a number of runs from the read option or QB draw play.

He reminds me most of a John Taylor type player. I'm also a big fan of Junior Hemingway, who resembles John Taylor physically as well. Can you tell, I was a huge John Taylor fan?
One thing we have to understand is that NFL evaluators are NOT looking for perfect players. Plenty of players who are successful (Cruz, Welker, ALL of the GB WR's) had a host of "weaknesses" listed by draftniks. The skill for evaluators is to find players who fit your system. The skill for drantniks like us is to try to mimic that and test our ability to fit teh team's needs, not find SUPERPLAYER,
Originally posted by TommyFrazier:
One thing we have to understand is that NFL evaluators are NOT looking for perfect players. Plenty of players who are successful (Cruz, Welker, ALL of the GB WR's) had a host of "weaknesses" listed by draftniks. The skill for evaluators is to find players who fit your system. The skill for drantniks like us is to try to mimic that and test our ability to fit teh team's needs, not find SUPERPLAYER,

as of now the only weaknesses sanu has is his straight line speed isnt elite and his route running needs work but like the other guy said he played QB in high school played SS to start of college just made the transition to WR 2 years ago

so its understandable that he needs tow ork on route running as he only played position for 2 years

but its better than jeffery who is probablly the worst route runner out of the top tier WRs
Originally posted by TommyFrazier:
One thing we have to understand is that NFL evaluators are NOT looking for perfect players. Plenty of players who are successful (Cruz, Welker, ALL of the GB WR's) had a host of "weaknesses" listed by draftniks. The skill for evaluators is to find players who fit your system. The skill for drantniks like us is to try to mimic that and test our ability to fit teh team's needs, not find SUPERPLAYER,

good point--i read in SI one time Bill Walsh would have his scouts complie a film showing a guy's 5 best plays, and he would look at it to determin if a player did something well that could help the niners
No thank you I clearrly pass on this dude. For one he's not 6'2, he measures up to 6ft tops. And Secondly we already have Josh Morgan. this guy won't be a hair better
Originally posted by Travisty13:
This.

Yeah, just judging from that one video of the Connecticut game (which is probably an unfair judgement) he looked slow, not quick, had some drops... granted the QB play wasn't the best but he didn't look that good. Even on the returns.... if you are taking RB/WR/Return Specialist Harvin looked a heck of a lot quicker and faster than him. Granted Harvin is a lot smaller but he doesn't look like he has the speed or quickness to return in the NFL... looks like he would have to rely on his body at WR.
Originally posted by hofer36:
good point--i read in SI one time Bill Walsh would have his scouts complie a film showing a guy's 5 best plays, and he would look at it to determin if a player did something well that could help the niners

Yep, once you have a system in place (coaches and players) you know what type of player you are looking for. Just like Pittsburgh and GB do... when a player goes down or you lose a guy in free agency the backups are ready. When you lose a coach it's the next man up and coach Harbaugh mentions next man up a lot.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Feb 11, 2012 at 9:59 AM ]
FROM ESPN.com DRAFT BLOG

Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu* (81) Sanu's longest catch in 2011 went for just 32 yards, and he doesn't project as a vertical threat at the next level. On the other hand, he caught a Big East-record 115 passes and has all the tools teams look for in a No. 2 receiver. He's big enough to line up on the outside, knows how to get open underneath and has above-average ball skills.


The Houston Texans are an interesting possibility for Sanu later in the second round. Current Texans WR Kevin Walter and upcoming free agent Bryant Johnson both turn 31 this year, and 2007 third-round pick Jacoby Jones hasn't shown he can hold down the No. 2 spot in the long term. Sanu would infuse youth and has the potential to be an excellent complement to standout WR Andre Johnson.


I have to agree with this and think it would be mistake if we take him in the first round. He isnt really a deep threat and if push came to shove I'd rather have Kendall Wright over Sanu at 30 if we were going to take a WR.
Originally posted by Redgoldknight:
No thank you I clearrly pass on this dude. For one he's not 6'2, he measures up to 6ft tops. And Secondly we already have Josh Morgan. this guy won't be a hair better

Agreed.

No thanks to spending a first rounder ona WR who runs a ton of snaps out of the wildcat. Not to mention he has only played WR for like 2 years. No thanks. I'd rather get a true WR.
I think a more apt comparison for Sanu would be JJ Stokes.
Originally posted by WyattEarp:
Agreed.

No thanks to spending a first rounder ona WR who runs a ton of snaps out of the wildcat. Not to mention he has only played WR for like 2 years. No thanks. I'd rather get a true WR.

he played wildcat because he was a qb in HS and is there only offensive threat

he caught about 50% of all Rugers passes thrown (115 catches) and yet he only played 2 years at the position

i dont tink there is a more natural WR this draft

that being said i would rather have blackmon floyd wright and maybe alshon jeffery - if the reports are true

but sanu has a bright future
The Niners would love to get Kendall Wright, but he will light up the Combine with his 4.3 speed and get taken in the top 20. Sanu may not be fast (.........we will see later this week), but he is a multi-dimensional threat with good hands which would be a good match for the Niners system. He also is big enough to be an effective blocker. I wouldn't be completely disappointed if the Niners took him at #30 or moved back a bit into the second round to still get him.
id take fleener ahead of sanu. It looks like its a risk that his talents may have a hard time transitioning from college to pros IMO