Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons
2018 stats: 66 receptions, 838 yards, 4 touchdowns
Who’s Mohamed Sanu? One of the most reliable receivers in the league since 2012. Sanu is a jack-of-all-trades type receiver that can run clean routes, block, and catch on a regular basis either out-wide or in the slot. He’s been a key option for the Falcons since leaving the Bengals in 2016.
One word describes Sanu; consistent. Through his six-year career, Sanu has tallied 650+ yards and four touchdowns in four of his seasons. And at 29 years old, he surely has some gas left in the tank.
Why would the Falcons trade him? After the expected extension of Julio Jones that should be $20 million per year, and Matt Ryan‘s massive extension in 2018, the Falcons will be cap strapped for the foreseeable future. Receiver Calvin Ridley also produced well in his rookie year and will be a key part of the offense in 2019.
How much would it cost? Due to the Falcons depth at receiver and cap constraints, acquiring Sanu wouldn’t be too expensive for the Cardinals. The asking price should be in the range of a mid-round pick in this or next year’s draft. His cap hit if traded would be $6 million in 2019, and $7.9 million in 2020, per Over The Cap — both affordable numbers the Cardinals.