If there is one big name the Atlanta Falcons will potentially target in free agency this spring at the wide receiver position, it might end up being the dynamic No. 2 wideout for the Cincinnati Bengals in four-year NFL veteran Mohamed Sanu.
Sanu was originally a third round pick by the Bengals in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Rutgers and has been the perfect complimentary wide receiver to superstar wideout and former Georgia Bulldog A.J. Green in Southern Ohio.
In his short, but strong NFL career, Sanu has 152 career catches for 1,793 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has shown that he can take the pressure of an elite wideout with his own dynamic playmaking. Playing in an offense built around Green and quarterback Andy Dalton feels eerily similar to what it might look like if he played with wide receiver Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan in with the Atlanta Falcons.
Since Sanu isn’t coming off a career year with the Bengals in year four in 2015, he might not cost as much on the free agent market than what he would have after the 2014 NFL season. If Kyle Shanahan thinks that Sanu can come in day one and be the Atlanta Falcons’ No. 2 wide receiver going forward, than Sanu is worth getting paid by the Falcons in free agency.