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Ras-I Dowling

Ras-I Dowling
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Cornerback

Virginia


College Position: Cornerback
School: Virginia
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Birthdate: 05-09-1988
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Cornerback (6)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the New England Patriots in the 2nd round with the #1 pick.
Dowling was considered a big time prospect a year ago at this time. A great athlete who had some injury issues in 2010, he's a great cover corner who gives New England some great depth in the back end.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Toolsy cornerback prospect
  • Ideal size/speed combo for a big corner
  • Can turn and run with receivers
  • Displays natural ball skills
  • Plays his best in man coverage - built for press
  • Displays good coverage awareness
  • Willing in run support - big hitter
  • Solid intangibles - mature
  • Has the physical tools to be an elite corner
 

Weaknesses

  • Failed to establish himself as an elite corner as a senior
  • Battled injuries throughout his senior season
  • Not a great technician
  • Needs to be smoother in his backpedal
  • Tends to play high - does not sink his hips
  • Lacks elite timed speed
  • Over reliant on his athleticism

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC East Grades - May 10 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: Doug Lancy's 2nd Round Mock Draft - Apr 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Cornerbacks - Apr 25 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day One - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
Top Senior Prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft - Jun 3 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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