Posted by Chip Patterson
Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu will take advantage of his record-breaking performance in 2011, and forego his senior season to enter the 2012 NFL Draft. The unanimous All-Big East First Team selection made his decision official during an on-campus press conference on Tuesday.
"It was a tough decision, because I was definitely thinking about coming back," Sanu explained. "I'm going to miss the family, the cohesiveness of being around my teammates every day. I'm emotionally attached to this team, we have such a tight bond, and I love all these guys."
Sanu set Big East records for single-season receptions (115) and single-game receptions (16) this season. In just three years on the field the star wide receiver finishes his time at Rutgers' as the conference's leader in career receptions with 210 catches. Sanu joins Ray Rice, Kenny Britt, and Anthony Davis as Scarlet Knights to declare early for the NFL Draft under head coach Greg Schiano. All three previous players were first round draft picks.
CBSSports.com's Rob Rang ranks Sanu as the fourth best wide receiver in the 2012 class, and currently has the Rutgers' star going 30th in his latest NFL Mock Draft. In addition to his impressive receiving statistics, Sanu contributed 653 rushing yards and four touchdown passes in his time with the Scarlet Knights.
Get caught up on the early-entry announcements HERE, and all the latest rankings, mock drafts, and breaking news check out the NFL Draft Home
Keep up with the latest college football news from around the country. From the regular season all the way through the bowl games, CBSSports.com has you covered with this daily newsletter. | Preview
Rutgers WR Sanu declares for 2012 NFL Draft
Posted on: January 3, 2012 1:53 pm
Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, 2012 NFL Draft Home, 2012 NFL Mock Draft, Anthony Davis, Big East, Chip Patterson, Greg Schiano, Kenny Britt, Mohamed Sanu, Mohamed Sanu, Mohamed Sanu NFL Draft, NFL Draft, NFL Draft Early Entries, NFL Draft Juniors, NFL Draft Projections, NFL Mock Draft, Ray Rice, Rutgers, Rutgers