Any questions? Concerns? I didn't think so.
It seemed that Sanu was going to break onto the scene with a vengeance in 2012, as he grabbed four touchdown passes and even threw one before going down with a foot injury late in the season.
Now that he's back, training camp reports are that he's receiving extensive time in the offense. He's evidently been doing very well and you can bet that expectations for the former Scarlet Knight are building higher and higher.
Cincinnati needed a guy to take some attention away from A.J. Green. That guy is Sanu. It's very possible that the Bengals could have two 1,000 yards receivers in 2013.
Another sophomore like Sanu, Jones saw some time as well in 2012. He even started in the playoff game against the Houston Texans.
He caught 18 balls for over 200 yards as a rookie and managed to find the endzone once. There are a lot of fans that are high on Jones because of his speed and great hands. He was a diamond in the rough for the Bengals, as he was a late round 2012 pick.
Jones has proven that he is capable of being a good receiver, and while he isn't going to be the No.2 guy, he will see substantial time out of the slot with Andrew Hawkins.
I have dubbed Hawkins the team's x-factor for a couple of seasons now. He seized the opportunity in 2011 when the Bengals were having injury problems in their receiving corps, and continued to capitalize on his chances in 2012. He wound up with 51 catches and four touchdowns.
Coming out of the slot, Hawkins is able to turn a broken play into a huge gain. He's one of the fastest players in the game and there's no doubt that the Bengals should be using that to their advantage, especially with a quarterback who will succeed more with swing passes than deep ones.
If Hawkins' high ankle sprain heals up nicely, he should have his best season to date.
Big things are expected from the rookie out of Arkansas—maybe not this season, but definitely for years to come.
Hamilton, a late round selection back in April, garnered comparisons to teammate Mohamed Sanu during his Combine performance given his size and physicality as a receiver.
His first preseason game was nothing to write home about, but he had impressive moments during OTAs. Expect Jay Gruden to try to sneak Hamilton in for the occasional deep ball, as most of the attention will be turned to Green.
If Ryan Whalen could stay healthy, I'm of the belief that he could be a solid receiver with similar abilities to Jordan Shipley. Whalen, since being drafted in 2011, has seen only 13 games.
Keep in mind that he was once supposed to be Andrew Luck's favorite target at Stanford, so he's no slouch on the field. If Whalen stays healthy, you may see him come out of the slot from time to time.
Throughout Tate's time both in New England and Cincinnati, his career as a receiver really hasn't taken off. There was speculation that he would be the No. 2 receiver opposite A.J. Green in 2012, but that never came to pass.
He's really only been a mediocre special teams presence as a Bengal, and with Adam Jones and Giovani Bernard on the team now, I see no point in keeping him around even for that reason.
Sanzenbacher's only real substantial NFL time came in 2011 with the Chicago Bears when he caught 27 passes and scored three times. He was mostly out of the league last season until being picked up late by the Bengals.
He stood out in the team's preseason game in Atlanta last week, scoring two times, once on special teams. It's hard to gauge his talent playing against the Falcons' third team, but if nothing else, he's using his opportunities to extend his stay with the team.