First off, I think trading a 5th round pick for Ted Ginn, the 9th pick in the 2007 draft is a great move. The 49ers are getting an NFL-proven return man with elite speed for a pick typically reserved for special team players. Sure, you can hit a home run in the 5th round, but the likelihood of that happening is slim. Anything Ginn does on offense is a bonus.

Again, if Tedd Ginn NEVER sees a snap on offense this is still a good move.

The move, though, is a departure from previous strategies. Former GM Scot McCloughan thought this was a "big man's game." McCloughan, though, was unwilling to make any kind of exceptions because, "What I learned early from Ron Wolf is if you draft an exception then you have a team of exceptions."

Ginn is an exception. He's listed at 5 feet 11 inches and 178 pounds. At this size he is the shortest and smallest wide receiver on the roster.

Clearly this move has the stamp of Vice President (and effectively acting GM) Trent Baalke. Baalke is already on record as saying he is not tied to a size/weight paradigm. He clearly believes there are such things as exceptions..

So that begs the question: Does McCloughan make the same move as Baalke? Let's see your answer in the comments.