Can run stride for stride with receivers down field
Shows burst to close
Knack for jumping routes; instinctive
Physical on line of scrimmage; nice hands
Great feet and balance
Takes proper angles in run support
Comfortable in press coverage
Shows awareness in zone
Mirrors receivers well
Will take on a block
Lapses in concentration
Could improve form tackling
A little too high in backpedal
Must locate ball more precisely; might lack some vision
Occasionally looks sluggish coming out of breaks
Summary: Dowling has the physical traits to be a starting corner in the NFL and I love his competitive attitude. However, he needs better coaching at the next level, and if someone can perfect his technique, he could be a playmaker. Looks like a first-round talent.
Player Comparison: Ike Taylor. Taylor and Dowling have great size, athleticism, and the competitive attitude you love to see.
This draft is for the best pick IN MY OPINION for each franchise and possibly even change their fate. (Explanations will NOT be provided on all of the picks because some of the picks are a given on the reason. EX. Myles Garrett, Jonathan Allen)
This mock draft is based on what I would do as GM in each situation, not based on what I think actually will happen. Once free agency and the senior bowl clears things up, then I'll switch to a prediction mock. The exception to this logic is when credible reports show that a player is likely to go with a given team. I mostly use Draft Breakdown and my own eyes watching college football to decide.