Cincinnati Bengals third-year wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is getting more reps in training camp with Marvin Jones sidelined with a minor hamstring injury, and he’s certainly making the most of the added reps. The team’s No. 3 receiver behind superstar A.J. Green and Jones, Sanu caught 47 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns last season. While Jones had more production and is expected to be the breakout player in the Bengals passing attack next season, Sanu is definitely a solid wideout and someone to watch closely in 2014.
According to Bengals official site editor Geoff Hobson, Sanu is having a “monster” training camp, and he wrote in a caption that Sanu “is catching everything this camp”. He’s also throwing and running, as Hobson reports that the 24-year-old Rutgers product threw a pass to Green and took a hand-off from Andy Dalton, in addition to catching a touchdown and showing off his hands.
Sanu has a nice pair of sticky mitts and the ability to come down with difficult one-handed catches. With Andrew Hawkins gone, Sanu is clearly entrenched as the team’s reliable slot wideout, and hopefully he gets a chance to show off his ability in an offense that will run the ball more often next season with Hue Jackson leading the offense. Sanu’s ability to run and pass will give the Bengals a unique wrinkle, and I’m looking forward to watching him engineer trick plays. He’s made an impressive TD pass to Green before, and I have a feeling we’ll see something like that again this season.