2) Mohamed Sanu, WR
We mentioned Mohamed Sanu’s name earlier and now here he is as the Atlanta Falcons’ second-most underrated player. This seems like a very obvious choice for several reasons. For some reason, people like to knock him for not getting a lot of balls thrown towards him in his time with the Cincinnati Bengals, but the same fans like to use that as an excuse for Roddy White. Hmmm…
Anyways, on a Cincinnati team that was littered with all-pro caliber wide receivers, tight ends and running backs, surely their had to be at least one of them that wasn’t getting in on the action as much. And that’s not because they aren’t good enough. It’s just because not everyone can get every pass thrown their way. And in Sanu’s case, that unfortunately happened to him in 2015.
Sanu isn’t coming into Atlanta with a ton of pressure. He isn’t going to be asked to be the No. 1 guy because that job already belongs to Julio Jones. All the Falcons want him to be is a complementary player to Jones and that’s exactly what he will be. He will be a guy that Matt Ryan can target when Jones is double covered and I’m very confident that Sanu can make the play when needed.
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