Atlanta Falcons should be open to trading Mohamed Sanu
Mohamed Sanu can sometimes be viewed as the odd man out when it comes to the Atlanta Falcons receiving corp.
There’s no way the Atlanta Falcons are getting rid of Julio Jones, unless a team wants to give up first round picks for the next five years. But you don’t move on from a generational talent like that; Calvin Ridley is the up and coming, young stud at receiver.
He reeled in 10 touchdowns in his rookie year, taking full advantage of the lack of coverage he received. Ridley should only improve going into year two.
So what about Sanu? He’s the swagger of the team, an established veteran, will get tough yards across the middle and can step in at quarterback in the Falcons funky packages.
But then ESPN’s Mike Tannenbaum dropped this idea: the New York Giants should go after Mohamed Sanu.
At first you think, there’s no way this should happen. The Falcons wouldn’t give him up and the Giants front office is as confused as the New York Knicks’.
However, let’s take a second to think about it.
The Giants inexcusably traded Odell Beckham, Jr. and now one of their receivers is suspended for the first four games, the other tore his ACL and the third option hurt his thumb. While Sanu could make a difference this year, he isn’t a game changer and you have to wonder if he’s in the Falcons long term plans.
So perhaps the Falcons should be enticed to listen to the Giants offer, if they wanted to make one. The team from New York won’t be good this year and that pick could turn out to be a rather high one.
And there are some other talented names on the free agent market the Falcons could look to, to fill Sanu’s void, while stacking draft assets. And you aren’t going to get a first rounder, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
Perhaps you could get the Giants to come off a second round pick or even a third rounder. Sanu has been great here, but at 30-years-old, the value of that pick could outweigh what production is left in his Falcons career.
Plus the Giants need him more than Atlanta does in the immediate future. So, if they come knocking, the Falcons would be smart to listen.