The Atlanta Falcons don’t care if you don’t like Mohamed Sanu
He can do a little bit of everything
When you have a wide receive on the roster as good as Julio Jones, odds are your second option isn’t going to be that great. Roddy White and Jones were lucky enough to be a dynamic-duo for a couple of years, but that quickly fell off and left the Falcons with a gaping hole to fill.
Mohamed Sanu can do a little bit of everything. Standing at 6-2, and weighting 210 pounds, he is a tall, strong receiver that can lineup anywhere you want him to and make just about any play imaginable. He can play on the outside, he can play in the slot and he can be very effective in the running game as well.
He an also throw the occasional long ball. just as the Falcons’ secondary in 2013.
Sanu caught 67 percent of the balls thrown to him in 2015, the same percentage as Julio Jones and rushed the ball 10 times for 71 yards and scored two touchdowns.
He also has experience as a returner. While it’s doubtful that Sanu will be the Falcons’ return man, he has done it before and could do it again.
What makes a Jones-Sanu duo so interesting is having them interchange positions. Both players can line up in the slot. You might see them on the same side of the field at times or both lined up on the outside. Having two receivers with a large frame posses a lot of problems for a defense. This is going to be an extremely physical receiving corps for the Falcons in 2016.