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NEVER TAKE A WIDERECIEVER IN THE FIRST ROUND

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 15:  Cornerback Ronde Barber #20 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prevents a reception by wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. #19 of the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Stephen ScottContributor IApril 17, 2010

We all know that passing is a surefire way to field a competitive football team in the NFL. This was proven last season when the forth ranked rushing team didn’t even make the playoffs. With such a premium being placed on passing I have discovered that the odds of finding a great receiver in the first round are ten to one.

The best way to get your guy at that position is to let another team draft the one that you want. Monitor his development for about three years, then if you think that players is worth it trade a first or second round pick  for him (Brandon Marshall)  or sign hone in free agency (Miles Austin).       

I remember the way the Miami Dolphins fans began booing Ginn the day he was drafted and never stopped. Taken with the ninth overall pick in 2007, he made only five touchdown catches in three seasons while averaging 13.0 yards per reception. Ginn was more successful on special teams, scoring on kickoff returns of 100 and 101 yards in the same quarter of a game against the Jets last season. He became the first player with two kickoff returns of at least 100 yards in the same game. Other than that he is literally the “fastest” draft bust in Miami Dolphins history. Let that be a lesson to you so called football masterminds:

 “NEVER TAKE A WIDERECIEVER IN THE FIRST ROUND”.

 

 

 

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