Ras-I Dowling aims for quick impact

Updated: July 17, 2011, 9:09 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

In preparation for his rookie season with the New England Patriots, cornerback Ras-I Dowling has returned to his roots. The second-round draft choice from the University of Virginia moved back home with his family and has trained regularly with one of his coaches from Deep Creek (Va.) High School, Richard Cox.

Those who have spent time with Dowling aren't surprised.

Although he plays a position that requires a confidence bordering on cockiness, Dowling is described as ...

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