Jets sign Dexter McDougle, wrap up draft class

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The Jets are the latest team to sign all of their 2014 draft picks.

Cornerback Dexter McDougle was the last unsigned pick remaining, but that came to an end on Tuesday as the Jets announced that McDougle has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the team. McDougle was one of 12 players drafted by the Jets this year, a group that the team hopes provides enough competition this summer to improve the depth and overall talent across the board.

McDougle was a third-round pick last month after playing just three games in his final year at Maryland because of a shoulder injury. McDougle’s a bit shorter than the optimal cornerbacks for this era, but had strong combine workouts and should make a push for playing time immediately at a thin cornerback position for the Jets.

The obvious spot for McDougle would seem to be the slot with Dee Milliner and Dimiti Patterson on the outside. If he does win that job, it won’t bode well for the Jets future of 2010 first-round pick Kyle Wilson.

8 responses to “Jets sign Dexter McDougle, wrap up draft class

  1. kid is going to start at one point this season, his instincts, tackling and physical play is off the charts. it’s his footwork that will be the issue.

  2. I’ve seen “too short for the outside” comments a lot but he’s the same size as Brent Grimes, Lardarius Webb, Tim Jennings, Alterraun Verner, Janoris Jenkins, Cortland Finnegan, etc….

  3. I seem to recall a bunch of posts here about how Kyle Wilson was a better CB than Joe Haden.

  4. Wilson stinks. He is solid in nickel coverage but doesn’t make plays. Wilson on the outside is not a thing of beauty. So long Kyle and hopefully McDougal stays healthy and becomes something special.

  5. Excellent corners are not as important to Rexs scheme as they used to be.Gonna be hard to throw the ball when you are laying on your back after being flattened by the defensive line.

  6. Dexter would have gone higher in the draft if he played last year. The Jets may have found a 3rd round gem to pair with Milliner. D-Mill was solid the last month. Withe the strong front 7 already in place, the secondary is coming together.

  7. Bye bye Kyle. You couldn’t cover my grandmother. I’m sorry, but I’m not sorry to see you eventually go. I was sick and tired of watching Wilson running in circles after WR’s with his back to the QB. He could cover you the first 5 yards, but after that, give him a little deke, and you were free as a bird. I’m looking forward to a better pass defense this year.

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