Right choice: Mohamed Sanu


A handful of Big East players have decided to leave school for the NFL draft. Last week, I asked you which team would be hurt the most by a departing underclassman.

Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu ran away with the vote.

No surprise there, considering everything he meant to Rutgers this season. Even with a quarterback shuffle, Sanu set school and Big East records with 115 receptions. He has great size, and great hands and catches just about anything thrown his way. From my seat, his decision was a no-brainer. Steve Muench of Scouts Inc., agrees, listing the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Sanu as one of his four underclassmen who made the best choice in leaving school to enter the draft:

Scarlet Knights offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti used Sanu all over the field, and his willingness to do the dirty work in the middle of the field speaks to his intangibles and strong work ethic.

Muench lists Sanu as a second-round prospect. Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has Sanu as a first-round pick, along with West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin. Bunting says Sanu is as talented as any receiver in the draft, with great upside. He notes that Irvin has the potential to "fly up draft boards."