Bengals coach Marvin Lewis believes 2012 third-round pick Mohamed Sanu is ahead of where Chad Johnson was entering his second year.
Lewis was defending his team against cries for the Bengals to use their filthy amount of cap space on a No. 2 receiver. "Mo Sanu (is) way ahead of where (Chad) was in his second year playing in the National Football League," Lewis said. "I'll go on record saying that." After a somewhat quiet rookie season in 2001, Johnson exploded onto the scene with a 69/1,166/5 stat line as a sophomore.