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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ted Ginn runs a 4.38 40-yard dash

Wide receiver Ted Ginn ran three 40-yard dashes today during a private work out for NFL scouts. His best time was 4.38 seconds. During the drills he slipped on numerous pass routes and ended the workout early. This could indicate he's still having problems with his injured ankle or it could be due to the rainy conditions in Columbus, Ohio.

Ginn has seen his stock fall slightly after missing the combine and Ohio State's Pro Day due to his injury. While 4.38 is a good time, most scouts were expecting a little better number. Ginn will battle Robert Meachem, Dwayne Jarrett, and Dwayne Bowe to be the second receiver taken on draft day.

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Anonymous said...

doesn't matter ginn jr is still the fastest person in the draft and yes i live in ohio and with the horrible turf at osu and the conditions today that is still a pretty good time.

April 11, 2007 3:31:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

he obviously isnt fully healed and/or it is just more proof how much 40 times mean compared to game speed. Even with slower times then expected he is still the most electrifying player in this draft and should be very exciting to watch in the return game

April 11, 2007 5:04:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

Ted Ginn is still one of the fastest people in the draft and he is the best return man in the country.

April 12, 2007 5:53:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

look ted ginn is the fastest player in the draft and a great return man.

April 12, 2007 5:54:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

I definitely agree that Ted Ginn Jr. was not 100% healthy during his 40. He was under tremendous pressure to get at least any kind of a 40 time on the record because if he had not, he might have seen his stock dip into the 20's.

You talk about playmakers? I think that behind Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson, Ginn Jr. is probably the next best playmaker of them all.

I would love for my New England Patriots to get him (yah, laugh now because I know it's not going to happen) but realistically, I see him going to the Dolphins.

April 12, 2007 11:20:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

no he isnt hill from washington
or higgins from UTEP higgins are the fastest, higgins had a bad combine
but he was timed before his senior year at 4.12
and higgins had better stats and was the #1 reciever at UTEP he is under sized but he goes across the middle UNLIKE ginn but him and ginn need to work on route running

April 12, 2007 4:40:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

ginn jr will be another devin harris type as a returner

now as a reciever given his size and small frame ,i see him being avg as a reciever ,there is no way he gets away cleanly from a c/b in this league and i can't see him being able to stay healthy after taking a monster hit from a safety that weighs over 30lbs more then him

dude is a bust waiting to happen as a w/r ,imo

April 13, 2007 12:47:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

yea hey buddy, he didn't run the 40 on turf, it was on the OSU track, which every scout will tell you is fast as hell. That's the same track the scouts wanted a remeasure for the 40 yard dash a couple years back because everyone's times were so much faster there than anywhere else. It's mentioned here right below Ted Ginn for Troy Smith

April 13, 2007 11:15:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

talent is talent and Ted Ginn with a less than perfect ankle still ran 4.38 on the no-so good OSU turf. If you look at the OSU receivers corps of past, all were doubted by the experts; Chris Carter, David Boston, Terry Glenn, Joey Galloway, Santonio Holmes, Mike Jenkins so Ted Ginn Jr will just be following in the same pattern and should be a very productive pro.

April 13, 2007 4:23:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

ya but i'm not suprised that his time isn't so fast. i play high school football, and after i got a bad ankle sprain, i ran a 4.98 in the 40. now i run a 4.62 because i had a lot more time to heal it then. besides, if u look at the film, you can tell he is much faster than calvin johnson or any other player in the combine.

April 13, 2007 11:56:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

Ginn is not the fastest, Landry ran a 4.35 , Chris Houston ran a 4.34, and there r faster.

April 15, 2007 8:13:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

first off they run the forty on a track, not on turf and second he better be alot faster than that. i can name a dozen or so corners in the nfl that can walk all over that time. lets face it, his speed is all he has going for him. he's a mediocre route runner at best and hes not exactly a large guy which translates to a hole lot of hurt if he gets leveled by a hard hitting corner or safety. he doesnt run the middle so he wont have to worry about lbs. i appreciate his collegiate career, but am unsure about his career in the nfl.
ps: 40 times are over rated. as fast as he is its not his straight line speed so much as his wiggle and shake thats his best asset.

April 17, 2007 5:17:00 AM EST  
Joshua said...

i wonder how many of you actually watched him in games? ginn is the fastest player in the country, hands down. there's a reason he won the nat'l hurdles championship as a sr. in high school. watch videos of him on youtube or myspace, no one comes close to catching him, and he can get to top speed in 3 steps. look at the videos, they don't lie.

April 18, 2007 5:02:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

We all know he was fast but still hasnt prove that he can run good routes and catch the ball

April 23, 2007 12:15:00 AM EST  
Robert said...

guys...these comments are funny to read in chronological order haha ya'll get too wrapped up in the hype surrounding the draft and listen too much to the commentators...Ginn, Jr. is undoubtedly the fastest guy in the draft, on the track or on the field. I agree that his moves are as impressive as his speed, and I also agree that size doesn't matter as much as some of these ignorant bloggers are saying it does (ever heard of Dante Hall?)...Ginn outruns corner backs, and is a good enough route runner to gain separation from defenders. He doesn't need great hands because of the separation he creates with his speed (I saw this first-hand when OSU played my school, UT, last semester, and he's faster in person than he is on TV...he's insane guys

April 27, 2007 8:29:00 PM EST  

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