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.