Ginn likely on the move now that Dolphins have Marshall

Much like Donovan McNabb’s trade to the Redskins, the Brandon Marshall deal will likely impact the future of other players, including Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant and current Dolphin Ted Ginn Jr.

The Broncos now become the favorites to land Bryant with the 11th overall pick in this month’s draft, assuming they don’t mind taking on another receiver with a checkered past. If Denver passes on the Oklahoma State product, there’s no telling how far he may fall in the first round, although chances are he’ll go among the top 20 picks seeing as how he’s the top receiver in the draft.

Ginn’s future is a little cloudier. Even before they acquired Marshall from Denver, the Dolphins were shopping Ginn to potential suitors. Now that the trade for Marshall has been completed, there’s little doubt that Miami will move Ginn this offseason, but to whom and for what are the questions.

In a perfect world, the Dolphins would keep Ginn in hopes that he would be the deep threat that could complement Marshall. But everyone from the front office down to the janitorial staff has soured on Ginn and thus his time in Miami appears to be running out. In fact, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Fins might move the former first round pick for as little as a fifth rounder. (Considering the Jets got Santonio Holmes for a fifth round pick, if the Dolphins get a fifth rounder from Ginn, they should do back flips.)

There are several teams that could use a returner and thrust Ginn into the mix at receiver as well. This is just speculation on my part, but three of the four teams in the NFC South – the Bucs, Panthers and Falcons – could all find a spot for him in their receiving corps if they’re willing to part with a late round pick. (Although the Falcons also have Harry Douglas returning from an ACL injury, so they may not see a use for Ginn, who is a similar player.)

It’ll be interesting to see where Ginn winds up and whether or not he can turn around his once promising career.

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