This is wrong on so many levels. These kids are already nervous and anxious about hearing their name call on draft night. And for someone to call Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and tell him he’ll be the 27th pick in the draft only to see someone else’s name get call is just cruel.
Profootballtalk.com has the details.
Sanu was watching the draft with his family on Thursday night when his phone rang. The Bengals were on the clock for the 27th pick, and the voice on the phone said that he was from the Bengals and that they would be selecting Sanu. As you might imagine, Sanu’s draft party exploded in joy that stopped just long enough for them to watch Roger Goodell announce the pick.
Which was Kevin Zeitler, an offensive lineman from Wisconsin.
“This is a great kid, I guarantee you, and someone played a cruel joke on him,” Sanu’s agent Mike McCartney, who tweeted that Sanu would be a Bengal before the true pick was known, told Peter King of SI.com. “It is unreal that someone would do that, but it happened.”
Per McCartney, Sanu’s in good spirits despite the prank and excited to join a team that does want him.
Glad Sanu is in good spirits. If a team does call him today he better make sure it’s legit.