When the New England Patriots actually used their 33rd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. That itself is a surprise given Bill Belichick's propensity for wheeling and dealing. For a few moments before the first pick of the second round was announced it did look like a deal was going to be made but in the end, Ras-I Dowling became the 33rd pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Ras-i Dowling is a big cornerback out of Virginia. Dowling's big question mark is durability. He played in just five games in 2010. He had hamstring and knee issues and then ended up breaking his left ankle.
And with this pick, the second and third rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft are underway.