Originally Posted by superpunk
Let's say that it was a guarantee that Ted Ginn would produce at least 80% of what Devin Hester did last year, on special teams alone. And, he would be a marginal contributor from the WR position.
Do you take him at 22? Are the field position and explosive returns enough to justify that spot, with the hopes that his raw talent can be developed into a decent WR?
I wouldn't complain if we took Ginn at #22 although I do think there would be better WRs available at that point. That's strictly considering him as a WR though, when you throw in a guarantee like "He'll produce 80% of what Devin Hester did" then I really don't know how any one could complain. Even if Ginn was a WR who sat around 500 yards and 3 TDs every season he would be able to add a couple more return TDs per year and greatly shorten the field that the offense had to work down.
While you can't make a guarantee like you're suggesting in this scenario I do think that, strictly based on potential, Ginn would be an ok pick at 22.