The book on White

Quarterback clearly wasn't one of the Dolphins' needs heading into the draft, but the second-round selection of West Virginia's Pat White gave them much more than that. First and foremost, it gave them the perfect player -- with apologies to Ronnie Brown -- to run the Wildcat offense.

The speedy White was one of the most debated prospect in this year's draft because he's not a prototypical quarterback but he's got so much athletic ability that he's bound to help an offense in a variety of ways.

In his bio produced by the NFL, for example, he's listed as a quarterback/wide receiver/tailback.

White said he has spoken to the Dolphins about running the Wildcat offense and his passing ability will make him an upgrade over Brown in that capacity.

Throwing out of the Wildcat often means throwing from outside of the pocket, which takes care of White's biggest shortcoming as an NFL quarterback prospect: his lack of height.

The 6-foot White had great passing stats at West Virginia (64.8 career completion percentage, with 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions) despite his lack of height and what is considered an average arm at best.

White also rushed for at least 952 yards in each of his four seasons at WVU, with a high of 1,335 in 2007.

The Dolphins already have Chad Henne as a young quarterback prospect on the roster, but White also will get a shot at playing the position while he also contributes in the Wildcat offense.

The selection of White, incidentally, marked the third consecutive year the Dolphins selected a quarterback in the second round.

But, make no mistake, White is totally unlike either John Beck or Henne.

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