QB of the Future?

The Dolphins wanted to come out of the 2007 draft with a quarterback of the future, and after passing up the chance to get Brady Quinn in the first round they settled on Brigham Young's John Beck with the eighth pick of the second round, the 40th overall.

Beck might not have the physical attributes that Quinn possesses, but there certainly was nothing wrong with his production at BYU.

As a senior, Beck completed an impressive 69.3 percent of his passes while throwing for 3,885 yards with 32 touchdowns and only eight interceptions.

In 2005, Beck's numbers included a 64.5 completion percentage, with 3,709 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Because he served a three-year Mormon mission, Beck will be 25 years old during the 2007 NFL season. He is married and his wife recently gave birth to a son.

On that day, incidentally, Beck got a congratulatory phone call from Dolphins GM Randy Mueller.

Beck was the second quarterback picked in the second round after the Eagles surprised many by drafting Houston's Kevin Kolb.

The Dolphins also were very much interested in Stanford's Trent Edwards, and Beck said after being drafted that he was almost certain the Dolphins would take either Edwards or him after they passed on Quinn in the first round.

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