Now 12 years removed from the 2007 draft class, only 13 players taken in those seven rounds are still in the league. Players like Eric Weddle and Adrian Peterson have proven to be durable due to their physical prowess.
Others like Nick Folk and Mason Crosby can attribute their long careers to their position of kicker, where they take very little physical damage. It’s difficult to be so durable as a skill position in the NFL.
Ginn can thank his speed for his long-lasting career.
Ginn is a smart receiver and his speed makes him a tough tackle for any secondary player who’s not in the right position. This escapability not only leads to more yards after the catch for Ginn but also has resulted in less wear and tear on his body.
Barring last season, where Ginn only played in five games due to an injury, the speedy receiver has only missed ten total regular-season games throughout his entire career. He may not be the top receiving option on the Saints roster or the player that people were expecting him to be when he came out of college, but Ginn is reliable.
There’s been no real talk of Ginn retiring any time soon either. While it’s rare to see any receiver playing into their mid-30s, Ginn has proven that he’s got enough gas in the tank to continue for a few good years.
While his career might not be historic in terms of statistics, Ginn could continue to be a safety net for the Saints and continue to rise on the all-time reception list at the rate he is going.