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Mohamed Sanu is destined to play the slot

All signs point to Sanu moving to the slot with Taylor Gabriel playing outside.

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The Atlanta Falcons made Mohamed Sanu one of their top free agency signings last year. The problem was was a little slow to make a play outside, so we typically did not see a lot of yards after the catch. The explosive Taylor Gabriel pushed for playing time, and the undersized pass catcher started seeing more snaps on the outside.

With a new offensive coordinator, it was far from a guarantee Sanu would stick in the slot. Dan Quinn cleared it up and said that is really where he fits.

Sanu has great size and great hands, and did great last season when going across the middle. Pro Football Focus had Sanu pretty high on their list from the slot.

You have to accept Sanu’s speed limitations, but he filled in well as a short-range target after Jacob Tamme went down. Maybe his best role is making the tough catches to move the chains.

Moving Sanu to the slot full-time keeps Gabriel in a position to make some plays down the field. If Dan Quinn is talking up Sanu in the slot, Steve Sarkisian has to be preparing to keep the same last season setup.