After trading for Brandon Marshall this week, the Dolphins shipped out former first-round pick Ted Ginn Jr. to San Francisco in exchange for a fifth-round pick. Here are thoughts on the wide-receiver shuffle and what it means to Miami and San Francisco. You can compare this deal to others this offseason in this post.
After acquiring Brandon Marshall, it was clear the Dolphins had no further plans for Ginn, who was the team’s first-round pick (ninth overall) in Cam Cameron’s single ill-fated year. Ginn has great speed, but he’s small, and his hands have shown to be unpredictable. But for a fifth-round pick, he can become San Francisco’s return specialist and a third or fourth receiver behind Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan. In that role, Ginn has value, as he showed on returns for Miami. The Dolphins recoup a draft pick out of the deal, admitting that Ginn was a bust, but they can rest easy knowing that Marshall is in the fold.