Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia - Scouting Report
Height: 6-1. Weight: 198. Projected 40 Time: 4.52. Combine 40 Time: 4.40. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.37. Benchx225: 19. Vertical: . Arm: 31. Projected Round (2011): 2-3. 4/6/11: Ras-I Dowling was finally able to complete a workout. During his personal Pro Day, Dowling ran a 4.37 40, and notched a vertical of 38 inches and a broad jump of 10-8. Dowling looked good in the drills and helped his case to be a second-round pick.
Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 228. Projected 40 Time: 4.60. Combine 40 Time: DNP. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.60. Benchx225: . Vertical: . Broad: . Projected Round (2011): 2-3. 4/6/11: Daniel Thomas disappointed onlookers at his personal Pro Day, as he strained his quad after running the 40 once. Thomas clocked in at 4.60.
Interesting comparison. If the excuses are true then I'd say this could definitely be the next Jay Cutler. Like a lot of athletes with talent and a drive to win, they can forget that they play on a team with egos/emotions and that it only takes one comment to throw shadow on dedication to one's task at hand. Comments about team or based in criticism can undermine the most heart-felt warrior and actually distract you with doing the two things they all strive for: improving and winning.