With their first of two second round picks, the Dolphins made a bold pick - selecting QB/WR Pat White. White wants to play quarterback, but it's unlikely he's going to be used as a true quarterback. Instead, he'll likely bring all new elements to Miami's 'wildcat' offense. I would bet he also gets a crack at being Miami's primary return man.
White measures in just over 6'0 tall and weighs 197 pounds. He ran a 4.55 40 at the Combine. Here is what Draft Countdown says about Pat White:
Strengths: Outstanding athleticism...Good speed and quickness with a burst...Elusive open field runner with great vision who is difficult to tackle...Versatile and can be a weapon on trick plays...Very productive...Has a pretty high football IQ...Also has some potential as a return man...A proven winner and team leader with solid intangibles.
Weaknesses: Does not have the size, arm strength or accuracy that you look for in an NFL signal caller and will most likely have to make a position change...Is he open to a move???...Has a slight frame...Durability is a big concern...Has had some issues with ball security...Extremely raw as a route runner and pass catcher...Limited experience in a pro-style offensive system... Will he be tempted to pursue a pro baseball career?
I like the pick. It's a bold move but will bring new elements to Miami's offense that the NFL has never seen.
For more on White, check out my post from March when I made a case for taking the play-making Mountaineer.