Can Ted Ginn Become a True No. 1 Receiver for the Miami Dolphins in 2009?

Shane KittelsonContributor IJuly 21, 2009

In my opinion, the litmus test for a starting wide receiver in the NFL is his ability to surpass 1,000 yards in a season. Of course, this is often dependent on factors outside of a receiver's control, such as having a QB hand-selected by Dave Wannstedt or Cam Cameron throwing them the ball.

Fortunately for Ted Ginn, this is no longer a problem, as Chad Pennington is in the upper-echelon of NFL quarterbacks. Although, Pennington's lack of superior arm strength could hinder Ginn from truly using his greatest asset, his speed.

However, that shouldn't serve as an excuse this season.

Blazing speed alone does not make a No. 1 receiver. Superior route-running and the ability to rack up YAK..err...YAC (Yards After Catch) do.

Ginn almost doubled his rookie yardage last year ending with 790 yards receiving, up from 420 in 2007. However, he finished with the same meager amount of touchdowns—two.

If Ginn can double his 2008 stats for 2009, I think we can finally consider him a true No. 1.

So what do you think? Will Ginn show enough in 2009 to entrench himself atop the Miami Dolphins roster?