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Mohamed Sanu and the NFL draft

One of the most common questions I get about Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu is whether a good season means he will bolt early for the NFL draft.

I am sure Sanu is not even thinking about the draft yet. But so far, Sanu has made an impression on some of the NFL experts at ESPN.com. Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. had some complimentary opinions in a post he did shortly before the Scarlet Knights played Pitt last week. Weidl noted Sanu's strong build, route running and hands as three things that impressed him most. He wrote, in part:

Scarlet Knights offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti does a great job taking advantage of Sanu's versatility, using him in the backfield, in the slot and split wide, and creating favorable matchups with pre-snap motions and shifts. The result has been an impressive showing thus far, and Sanu has cemented his place in the second round in my opinion.

Sanu is having a solid season, leading the Big East in receptions (45), tying for the lead in touchdown receptions (five) and ranking third in receiving yards (455). He was doubled-teamed against the Panthers last week and finished with two catches for 27 yards, but clearly Sanu is turning heads through the first half of the season.