Patriots place CB Ras-I Dowling on Injured Reserve: bit.ly/QKs3ys— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 26, 2012
Well, that was short lived.
So some Patriots fans might be like, whatever it's just Ras-I Dowling. The thing is, Ras-I Dowling was basically a first round pick, taken with the 1st overall pick in the second round. Belichick passed on guys like Brook Reeds to take Dowling.
That is a huge swing and miss.
This is the second time Dowling has hit IR in his two years in the league. This time with a thigh injury. He's only played 176 total snaps in that time. When he's got on the field, he hasn't exactly looked like a competent corner either.
What a frustrating waste of a pick.