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jim1
04-27-2009, 07:16 AM
Acquired from the Redskins for DE Jason Taylor. White is probably the most suprising pick on the first day for Miami. As a small-ish (6'0", 197lbs) quarterback at West Virginia, White ran their offense from a spread shotgun formation that was the West Virginia version of the Wildcat. He was a two-time Heismann award finalist, lead the Mountaineers to 4 bowl games and holds the NCAA record for career rushing yards by a quarterback.
Despite that, most of the pundits are saying that White is too small and his arm is too weak to make it as a quarterback in NFL, but his overall athleticism is undisputed and the general consensus seems to be that he'll be an excellent player in a general purpose role. Despite that, Jeff Ireland says the Dolphins will put him in the mix at quarterback and allow him to compete with the Chads for the starting job.

Curt's Comments: Taking a bit of a gamble in the middle of the second round, the Dolphins took a chance on a player with amazing athletic ability that can help them immediately in the Wildcat offense. White will see the field as a role player from day one, but the real question is whether he can become a full time starter as a quarterback or a receiver or will always be an amazing athlete who never quite made it as a full time NFL player.
But Holy S***, is this kid fast and elusive! (See video below...)

http://www.phins.com/draft/

fishypete
04-27-2009, 10:20 AM
I told you with him...it changes everything. No more reason to overload the O-line...just play 11 against 11...make one player miss...he can throw as well run...and you have Ronnie and Ricky with him in the backfiels as well....which player do you key on?

BlueFin
04-28-2009, 12:21 PM
Whether you like it or not, its clear Parcell's and company believe the wildcat is the future of the NFL.

I believe we will see Henne and Pat White split the position which will cause nightmares for teams having to prepare to defend two different offenses.

Lined up with two tight ends, we can power run or throw the ball all over the field with Pat White....I'm pretty excited about the possibilities.

rrrrphin
04-28-2009, 12:39 PM
BlueFin - I love your Churchill quote.