Mohamed Sanu (WR), Rutgers
6-2 215 lbs.
115 REC, 1206 YDS, 7 TD
Mohamed is an imposing physical specimen with a long set of arms, strong looking frame who certainly looks the part of a starting caliber NFL wide receiver. Showcases a natural burst to his game out of breaks, both in the three-step game and on breaking routes. He possesses excellent foot quickness and coordination for somebody his size. Uses his body well to put a corner on his hip and has the length and hands to consistently pluck off his frame. Also, has the length and leaping ability to get the football when its located anywhere near him with the hand size and length to make some really impressive one handed plucks. (National Football Post)
He isn't that clean off the line, had a tendency to take a negative initial step, chopping his back foot before sinking his hips and getting into his route. His hands are a bit inconsistent and fights the football into his body too often. He's still developing as a route runner and his game is still 'raw.' Also, he isn't overly explosive in the open field. (National Football Post)
Fit for the Bears:
With Sanu, the talent is clearly there, but he may take some time to develop into a No. 1 NFL receiver. Some scouts compare him physically to Giants' wideout Hakeem Nicks. Although the Bears have brought in Brandon Marshall, Devin Thomas and Eric Weems this offseason, the team is still looking to add a wide receiver in the draft. Sanu could be the perfect type of player to groom behind Marshall and Earl Bennett and make an impact in Chicago's offense by his second NFL season.
Horizon League basketball returns to CSN on Sunday as UIC travels to Valparaiso. This game tips at 2:00 p.m. live on CSN.
The Flames (11-8, 4-2) have won three straight games and have played pretty good ball after the loss of Dikembe Dixson to a torn ACL. Junior big man Tai Odiase, a Homewood-Flossmoor graduate, is playing well along with former St. Rita product Dominique Matthews.
Valparaiso (15-4, 5-1) is hoping to maintain its conference lead behind senior All-American candidate Alec Peters. The 6-foot-9 senior is averaging 23.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game on the season.
The Crusaders won the first time these two teams played at UIC on Dec. 30 as Tevonn Walker had 23 points.
CSN will have two Missouri Valley Conference games with local teams on Saturday.
The first game tips at 3 p.m. live on CSN as Evansville heads to Loyola. The second game tips at 7 p.m. and is also live on CSN as Drake will play at Illinois State.
Loyola (13-7, 3-4) is coming off of a tough road loss in double overtime to Northern Iowa. The Ramblers have been led by senior Milton Doyle this season as the former Marshall star is one of the better guards in the Valley.
Evansville (10-10, 1-6) has dropped five straight games as they're struggling to gain any momentum in conference play. Senior guard Jaylon Brown is having an outstanding season for the Purple Aces as he's putting up 21.2 points per game.
The second matchup has Drake (6-13, 4-3) traveling to Illinois State. The Bulldogs have won three of four games and junior guard Reed Timmer is dangerous while former Saint Viator product Ore Arogundade is having a solid sophomore season.
Illinois State (15-4, 7-0) is leading the Valley after a huge win over Wichita State as they've won eight straight games. The Redbirds are hoping to make a run to an NCAA tournament bid with another home win.