The wait for Mohamed Sanu came to an end in the middle of the third round when the Cincinnati Bengals draft him with the 83rd overall pick.
The 12th wide receiver off the board, Sanu joins fellow Rutgers legend Brian Leonard as a featured member of the Bengals offense.
“There really isn’t anything Mo can’t do on a football field,” said Rutgers coach Kyle Flood in a statement. “He embodies what our players are all about. He’s smart, fast and tough.”
Sanu is the first Rutgers player off the board this year and the earliest Scarlet Knight picked since Anthony Davis in 2010.
Offensive linemen Desmond Wynn is expected to hear his name called midway through Saturday and defensive lineman Justin Francis projects as a late pick or undrafted free agent.
“I’m really excited for Mohamed,” Flood said after Thursday’s practice. “I'm really excited for Desmond [Wynn], Justin Francis, Joe Martinek, Edmond Laryea, everybody. These next couple of days will be some of the biggest days of their lives. I'm confident when and where they get their opportunity, they'll represent Rutgers very well.”