With one trade Wednesday, followed by a reported second trade Friday, the Miami Dolphins did something that a lot of teams never do.
They admitted they blew a premium draft pick.
When Miami drafted receiver Ted Ginn with the ninth overall pick in 2007, there were a lot of eyes opened and a lot of questions. But the Dolphins thought they were drafting a star receiver/returner who could add the big play.
Instead, they got a receiver who was soft, which meant they used a premium pick on a return man.
Now Ginn is gone. The Dolphins reportedly traded Ginn to the 49ers Friday for a late-round pick in this year's draft, which essentially means they got a ham sandwich in return. The trade comes two days after the Dolphins traded to get Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos.
Ginn was nothing more than a good return man in his three seasons with the Dolphins. He never developed as a receiver and some scouts questioned his toughness.
The 49ers need a return man, so Ginn makes sense. Ginn will join a crowded receiver spot, but he might be better off not being asked to be the featured receiver. He can play a complementary role behind Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan.
It's probably easier for Bill Parcells to admit the mistake on Ginn since he didn't pick him. That was made by the previous regime. The first four picks from that draft are no longer on the roster. Only two of the 10 picks are on the roster.
Now we know why Miami was in rebuilding mode when Parcells took over late in 2007.