New England Patriots blog PatsFans.com has a post (hat tip to Sabre poster Longlost for the link) up about Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling, who was taken by New England in the second round of the NFL Draft. The post discusses an article from ESPNBoston.com where Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty talks about Dowling.
Here’s one of the quotes from McCourty:
“When I first walked up to him, I heard he was big, but he was like 6-2, maybe 200 , 205 pounds. He looks like a specimen. I think when guys get drafted, everyone looks at their physical tools and what they might be able to do on the field right away, but just talking to him, I’m trying to explain the defense and as I’m saying a sentence, he’s just finishing it. It seems like he has a lot of football knowledge. I think that’s important when you come in to the New England defense; if you have some football knowledge that you can put together with what Coach Belichick teaches us, I think it can go a long way.”
If you missed it, check out highlights from Dowling’s NFL pro day on Sabre TV as well.