The Rutgers football program has its first 2012 NFL Draft selection on Friday, as wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was taken in the third round (No. 83 overall) by the Cincinnati Bengals. Sanu, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound wide out, was the only go-to threat for the Scarlet Knights during his junior season, and despite the lack of offensive help he was able to catch a Big East Conference and school record 115 receptions for 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns.
Sanu could have been a first-round pick, however, he did not run a very fast 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine (4.67 seconds), which made scouts worry if he could get separation from NFL-caliber corner backs. Sanu did have a bounce-back performance at his NFL Pro Day, as he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds.
Oddly enough, Cincinnati is the team that was "a part" of Thursday's prank-call incident. In the end, the Bengals ended-up really wanted the Scarlet Nights who should be a strong partner with Cincinnati No. 1-wide receiver A.J. Green.
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