CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 11: Mohamed Sanu #12 of the Cincinnati Bengals works out during a rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Brandon Tate took part in some first-team snaps during OTAs. Armon Binns was routinely mentioned by Cincinnati's coaching staff during the offseason. The team drafted two receivers in Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu. The question: Which one of them will become the team's No. 2 wide receiver.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green described rookie Mohamed Sanu as smooth during a chat with Dan Hoard of the Bengals radio network.
“Man, that guy is smooth,” said Green. “He works the middle really well. A lot of people have questioned his speed, but the guy has 'football speed.' It’s just like myself. A lot of people say that he didn’t run the fastest, but you see him on the field and he’s fluid in-and-out of his breaks, he catches everything with his hands, and he attacks the ball. He’s going to be a special one.”
Green went on to say that some people within the organization, including older players, are comparing Sanu to a former Bengals receiver.
“I’m telling you – a lot of the older guys here compare him to T.J. Houshmandzadeh,” said Green. “He can stretch the field and I think he’s really going to help us out this year.”
Sanu, one of the remaining two unsigned draft picks after Kevin Zeitler signed on Friday, will be one of several receivers vying for the coveted No. 2 wide receiver spot. However Sanu's versatility may suggest him as more than just a No. 2 receiver, lining up all over the field if necessary.
“They have me inside and outside, so I’m going to do whatever they want me to do and try to help the team out as much as I can,” said Sanu. “I definitely think that that’s one of my strengths. I think I can use that to my advantage and be productive inside and outside."