Dolphins shopping Ginn, but who is buying?
According to report today, the Dolphins are shopping wide receiver Ted Ginn. At first glace, this leads to speculation that Miami is going to look for a first-round WR — such as Okie State’s Dez Bryant.
But the first task is to find a buyer for Ginn. And, I don’t see how teams are going to line up with offers for the former first-round pick.
Ginn isn’t a No.1 receiver. He doesn’t have that physical skill set you want from a player who lines up outside of the numbers and goes against the top-tier CBs in the NFL. He will struggle to get off of press coverage, and although he does have the vertical speed you covet in a WR, it hasn’t translated to the field.
The former Ohio State star has only caught five TDs in his career.
On special teams, he can be a weapon. A good player to have in the return game and the type of player who can flip the field when the ball is kicked to him.
We can still call Ginn a dynamic player, but one who isn’t going to draw huge interest leading up to the draft. He is better suited as a WR who can work between the numbers and face matchups against a defense’s nickel corner instead of trying to make a living on the outside.
But, what does that say about his value? Because you are trading for a return man who has yet to develop as a wide receiver. Ginn could be worth a fifth round pick on the market as a key player on special teams. That is a big drop from where he was drafted after just three seasons in the NFL, but the value as a WR isn’t there. Because of that, Miami should not expect to see strong offers start to pour in.
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