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Originally posted by hofer36:
what im not hearing re sanu is traits of speed or quickness...will he be another guy like crabtree that may have alot of contested catches because he doesnt get consistent seperation?

How did Jerry Rice do in that department? People seem to get so hung up on speed, you'd think 49er fans would understand it's not all about speed.

A guy who runs a 4.3 with sloppy route running isn't as big a threat in the passing game as a guy who runs a 4.5 but with great routes.

If a DB cannot tell which route you're running you have a clear advantage and in an offense like WCO a split second where the DB hesitates and the WR makes his break on the route is all that's needed. Then it's all about angles. How many times did Rice get caught from behind?

Not putting Sanu on that level of course but anyone thinking because he's not a burner he cannot get open is crazy.
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Originally posted by genus49:
Originally posted by hofer36:
what im not hearing re sanu is traits of speed or quickness...will he be another guy like crabtree that may have alot of contested catches because he doesnt get consistent seperation?

How did Jerry Rice do in that department? People seem to get so hung up on speed, you'd think 49er fans would understand it's not all about speed.

A guy who runs a 4.3 with sloppy route running isn't as big a threat in the passing game as a guy who runs a 4.5 but with great routes.

If a DB cannot tell which route you're running you have a clear advantage and in an offense like WCO a split second where the DB hesitates and the WR makes his break on the route is all that's needed. Then it's all about angles. How many times did Rice get caught from behind?

Not putting Sanu on that level of course but anyone thinking because he's not a burner he cannot get open is crazy.

How's his route running?
Originally posted by mayo49:
Sunu has a Jerry Rice body type. Should run about the same range as Rice, too.

he alsi has good hands too doesnt drop passes
You can tell he was a S/RB, dude likes to put the hurt on people.
he stuck around his high school team even when he was too old to play his senior year, taking part in practice just to make his teammates better.
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Originally posted by Baugh_Area:
Is it just me or does this guy look a lot like Michael Crabtree?













Originally posted by genus49:
Originally posted by hofer36:
what im not hearing re sanu is traits of speed or quickness...will he be another guy like crabtree that may have alot of contested catches because he doesnt get consistent seperation?

How did Jerry Rice do in that department? People seem to get so hung up on speed, you'd think 49er fans would understand it's not all about speed.

A guy who runs a 4.3 with sloppy route running isn't as big a threat in the passing game as a guy who runs a 4.5 but with great routes.

If a DB cannot tell which route you're running you have a clear advantage and in an offense like WCO a split second where the DB hesitates and the WR makes his break on the route is all that's needed. Then it's all about angles. How many times did Rice get caught from behind?

Not putting Sanu on that level of course but anyone thinking because he's not a burner he cannot get open is crazy.


jerry rice was an exception, i think

not hung up on speed, more on somebody that can get open...but speed would be a nice addition to the receiving corps skill set...im not sure drafting another guy that is like crabtree and morgan in terms of build and style is the way to go
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Sorry if this has been brought up at some point in this thread but his versatility is off the charts.....

So seriously who noticed on Sanu's ESPN page that he punted twice for 33.5 and 34 yard each during the 2010 season. That's absolutely hilarious that he is that athletic. He also has a good arm with 6 pass attempts during the 2010 season for 160 yards and 3 TDs with a long of 51. He also played defense at some point in 2010 and recorded 1 INT. Plus he's a bloody good rusher with 59 attempts for 309 yards for 4 TDs with a long 91 and a 5.2 YPC then in 2009 62 attempts for 346 yards, a long of 34 for a 5.6 YPC and 5 TDs.

This fool could play QB, RB, DB, WR and P LOL
speed and quickness matter in route running. What good are great hands when you can't get open?
Originally posted by sfout:
Sorry if this has been brought up at some point in this thread but his versatility is off the charts.....

So seriously who noticed on Sanu's ESPN page that he punted twice for 33.5 and 34 yard each during the 2010 season. That's absolutely hilarious that he is that athletic. He also has a good arm with 6 pass attempts during the 2010 season for 160 yards and 3 TDs with a long of 51. He also played defense at some point in 2010 and recorded 1 INT. Plus he's a bloody good rusher with 59 attempts for 309 yards for 4 TDs with a long 91 and a 5.2 YPC then in 2009 62 attempts for 346 yards, a long of 34 for a 5.6 YPC and 5 TDs.

This fool could play QB, RB, DB, WR and P LOL

IMO, his NFL comparison is a mix of Percy Harvin's skill in Dwayne Bowe's body
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Originally posted by SF69ers:
Originally posted by sfout:
Sorry if this has been brought up at some point in this thread but his versatility is off the charts.....

So seriously who noticed on Sanu's ESPN page that he punted twice for 33.5 and 34 yard each during the 2010 season. That's absolutely hilarious that he is that athletic. He also has a good arm with 6 pass attempts during the 2010 season for 160 yards and 3 TDs with a long of 51. He also played defense at some point in 2010 and recorded 1 INT. Plus he's a bloody good rusher with 59 attempts for 309 yards for 4 TDs with a long 91 and a 5.2 YPC then in 2009 62 attempts for 346 yards, a long of 34 for a 5.6 YPC and 5 TDs.

This fool could play QB, RB, DB, WR and P LOL

IMO, his NFL comparison is a mix of Percy Harvin's skill in Dwayne Bowe's body

Percy Harvin without the migraines?!!?! Yes please.
Does Sanu return kicks or punts??
Originally posted by modninerfan:
How's his route running?

Pretty good for a junior and should only get better with solid coaching. Kid has pretty quick burst out of his breaks despite lack of straight line speed and as already mentioned he's got excellent hands and fights for the ball. Guys like that fight to make the catch even when someone has tight coverage on them.

There are too many receivers who give up on plays if there's someone sticking to them. Sanu has the mentality of a running back but hands of a receiver.
Originally posted by ninertico:
Does Sanu return kicks or punts??

no

we have ginn for that
Originally posted by ninertico:
Does Sanu return kicks or punts??

According to sfout, Sanu has experience returning some punts, I believe. I'm not too worried about that though. I like his versatility on offense. Playing receiver and even coming out the backfield.