It's not impossible that he indeed will develop into a quality NFL quarterback, but there's clearly no guarantee after he looked overmatched last year. And the Dolphins simply were in no position to take that chance if they had a chance to address it.
Truth is, we would have had no major issue with the Dolphins taking Henne at No. 32 instead of Clemson defensive end Phillip Merling even though we really liked that move as well because Merling looks like such a good fit for a 3-4 defense.
But when Henne was available at 57, the Dolphins simply had no choice but to take him.
Henne was a four-year starter at Michigan, which in itself says a lot about him. No, he wasn't as good as many thought he should have been, but he also had his moments.
Anyone who saw his bowl game performance against Florida had to be impressed and thinking he could become a much better pro than Beck.
Because he also played at Michigan and his build is similar, there's just no way to look at Henne and not dream that he can become another Brady.
Yes, that's wishful thinking. But the Dolphins don't necessarily need another Tom Brady. They just need some dependable quarterbacking for the long haul.
Adding Brady simply improved the odds that it will finally happen.