Scouting Report: WR Ted Ginn Jr.

The Dolphins surprised many with the selection of Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. in the first round. Here is TFY Draft Preview's complete pre-draft scouting report on the wide receiver, including bio, analysis and more.

School: Ohio State

HT: 5-11 WT: 18040-Yard Dash: 4.32

Bio: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection as a junior after posting receiving numbers of 59/781/9 while averaging 11.1 yards on 24 punt returns and 24.4 yards on 18 kick returns with one touchdown on each. Sophomore receiving totals were 51/803/4. Returned two punts and another pair of kicks for scores as a freshman.

Positives: Game-breaking skill player with home-run speed. Quick releasing off the line, has opponents playing back on their heels, and consistently stretches the field. Possesses a terrific burst of speed and runs to daylight if given the slightest space of open room. Fast laterally and makes the reception in stride. Effortlessly makes the difficult reception downfield running full tilt.

Negatives: Not big, and beaten out in physical battles. Easily brought down at the initial point of attack. Has troubling handling the jam.

Analysis: A track and field sprinter who translates his natural speed onto the football field, Ginn is a vertical receiver who loosens up the defense. Must get stronger, yet a game-breaking threat every time he steps onto the field.


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