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Ted Ginn Jr WR 5'11 178 Ohio St. Jr.

By: Robert Davis

Ted Ginn Jr. began his Ohio St. career as a cornerback, but just before his freshman season, he was moved to wide receiver because of his big play potential. As a freshman wideout, Ginn caught 25 balls for 359 yards and two touchdowns. His true mark was made on special teams, where he averaged 25.6 yards per punt return, while returning four of them for touchdowns. As a sophomore, Ginn became more of a weapon on offense, hauling in 51 passes for 803 yards and four touchdowns. He was still an impact performer on special teams as well, averaging 10 yards per punt return with one taken back for a touchdown, and 29.6 yards per kick return with another return for a touchdown. As a junior, Ginn hauled in 59 balls for 781 yards and nine touchdowns. As a punt returner, he averaged 11.1 per return, with one touchdown.

There isnít a more explosive player in the country than Ginn. Anytime he touches the ball, he is a threat to take it the distance. His combination of quickness, speed, and acceleration is phenomenal. He has true home run ability as a receiver or returner. He has taken to the wide receiver spot quickly and produced quite a bit despite his lack of experience at the position.

Despite the big plays, Ginn is still inconsistent at receiver. His hands need to become more consistent, and he needs work running routes. He has a very thin build and lacks the strength to be a threat over the middle.

There are many that feel Ginn is better suited on defense, and could bring more value as a shutdown corner. He was recruited as that, but he appears to be set to remain at wide receiver. He had another solid season at WR, displaying his game breaking ability but heís still raw at the position. An injury suffered against Florida has kept him on the shelf for most of the post season, but he did manage to clock sub 4.4's in a workout in early April. He is a first rounder, but still needs time to further develop his receiving skills.


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