Today the Lions’ hosted draft prospect CB Ras-I Dowling.
Dowling played four seasons at Virginia, but battled through injuries for most of his senior year, playing in only five games.
Dowling on his final season: “It was frustrating, but I feel like things are going to happen. You’re not going to go out and play football and not get injured. Everyone’s going to deal with injuries.”
With injuries behind him, Dowling feels that he can bring size and physicality to an NFL defense. With a 6-2, 200 pound frame, it’s his stature that sets him apart from other defensive backs.
Dowling: “I feel I can do a lot more things than a lot of what other corners can do. Just being physical, especially as a tackler. I do a lot of things well.”
The entire experience has so far been a great ride for the cornerback, who is looking forward to seeing where he lands in the NFL Draft.
Dowling: “This facility is really nice. This is my first time being in Detroit, and it’s real nice to be out here. It’s been a great experience, it’s all been exciting and it’s really a blessing to be in this spot. I’m just taking it all in and letting the chips fall.”
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