birdz4i Posted July 1, 2019 Share Posted July 1, 2019 ByJOHN NEWBY 4 hours ago Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu may not be the best-known receiver on his team considering that Julio Jones is leading the way, but there is no denying that he is a true underrated weapon. And now he has video evidence to prove this fact. Sunday morning, a video was posted on Twitter of Sanu going throw drills to improve his hands. Only instead of using a JUGS machine or catching passes from a quarterback, Sanu was instead doing drills where he tossed a football a few inches up in the air and then did a rotation around the ball with one hand before catching it once again. He later upped the difficulty by using two footballs for the drill. Sanu played his first four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, racking up 152 receptions for 1,793 yards and 11 touchdowns before signing a five-year, $32.5 million contract with the Falcons in 2016. He has put up some of the best numbers of his career over the past three seasons in Atlanta, including the 2018 campaign. Last season, Sanu had 66 catches on 94 targets and did not drop a single ball, emerging as one of eight NFL receivers with at least 50 catches and one or no dropped passes in that time. He tallied 838 yards on the season, along with four touchdowns. Notably, Sanu proved very reliable to Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ offense on third down, where he caught 19 of 26 passes. Thanks in part to his contribution here, Atlanta finished the season ranked fourth in the NFL with a 45.32 percent success rate on third down conversions. In 2018, Sanu finished third on the team in catches, second in receiving yards, fourth in touchdown catches, and threw a touchdown to quarterback Matt Ryan. The emergence of rookie receiver Calvin Ridley has not compromised Sanu’s ability to make an impact on the field at all whenever he has been targeted, and he's been equally effective when throwing passes on trick plays. Entering the 2019 season, there is a legitimate concern that Sanu may see his involvement in the offense decrease, given the presence of the second-year Ridley, not to mention tight end Austin Hooper, who topped the NFL among tight ends with an 81-percent catch rate, and the Falcons’ desire to run the ball more. However, Sanu is working to prove that he's still a reliable weapon in this offense. Continuously improving his hands is one step of the process, and it's equally as important as getting his body right. It's one thing to remain healthy while outrunning defensive backs, but it doesn't matter if the receiver can't make complete the reception. Sanu is ensuring that he won't have any struggles with this in 2019. https://247sports.com/Article/Mohamed-Sanu-Falcons-sideline-football-drills--133345466/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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