In a Tweet earlier Jason La Canfora of NFL.com tweeted that the Miami Dolphins are shopping former 9th overall pick, Ted Ginn Jr.
If this is indeed true, the Chiefs need to make a call.
Ginn was taken in the first round by the Miami Dolphins in the 2007 Draft. He processes blazing speed and was originally recruited to Ohio State by the track coach who thought he could help Ginn qualify for the Olympics.
In his 2nd season with the Dolphins, Ginn was made a starter at WR and finished the year with 56 catches for 790 yards and 2 touchdowns, 32 kick returns for 657 yards and 7 punt returns for 54 yards. He also had 2 rushing touchdowns.
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Last year, however, Ginn took a big step backwards and that is probably the reason why the Dolphins are looking to unload him. Basically, Ginn has had some trouble hanging on to the ball. He dropped so many passes early last year that the frustrated Dolphins coaching staff benched him after week 7. In week 8, while not starting at WR, Ginn went off in the return game and returned 2 kicks for touchdowns, one was a 100 yard return and the other went for 101. Unfortunately, the drops continued.
I know that the last thing the Chiefs need is another receiver who can’t catch the ball. Still, I think the Chiefs should have a look. Ginn is only 25 years old and he is extremely athletic and possesses a ton of big play potential. He would be an ideal slot receiver/ return man for the Chiefs and his speed would help stretch the field for the Chiefs offense. In the return game, Ginn is a threat to take it to the house every time he gets the ball.
It all comes down to whether or not the Chiefs think Ginn can correct his control problems. If they think he can, then they might be willing to part with as high as a 3rd or 4th rounder.
If not, they could look at him as just a return man but he would likely have to come cheap and given the fact that the is still young and is a first round pick, I doubt the asking price will be too low.
Anything having to do with the Dolphins has the Pioli/Haley/Parcells connection so we always have to consider the Chiefs favorites to deal with Miami.
What do you think, Addicts? Would you like to see the Chiefs take a chance on Ginn? If so, do you want him as a receiver or return man? Lastly, what would you be willing to part with to get him?