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“The celebration started. The agent tweeted. Then, the Bengals took someone else. It wasn't them who had called. "My agent said it was some kid playing a prank," Sanu said. "The kid said he was very sorry, he didn't mean anything by it." Even though they had nothing to do with it, the Bengals called Sanu to console him before the draft resumed on Friday. He was on their list of receivers they would consider as a complement to A.J. Green later in the day. When the third round started and Sanu was still available, the Bengals decided to pick him. Receivers coach James Urban had given him the number of his cell phone, and used it to make the congratulatory call. "I said, 'Hey Mo, it's James Urban. You want to be a Bengal -- this time, for real?' " Urban said. None of the Bengals' three draft picks on Friday was happier. "Thank God!" Sanu said, in a conference call. "I'm hysterically laughing about that right now. "Once I saw that (incoming) number, I was like, 'I'm going to be a Bengal!' I'm excited. It's a great feeling. I've never felt like this ever in my life."
Thank God! I'm hysterically laughing about that right now.” -- Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu
on being drafted after prank call