Jets have signed former Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle to a four-year contract, the team announced. He’s a third-round pick
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) June 17, 2014
The New York Jets have come to signed their third round pick, Dexter McDougle to his rookie contract. The former Maryland Terrapin went a little earlier than some might have expected because of a shoulder injury that ended his season. McDougle played well in the early goings of his senior year, but he missed a substantial portion of this year. Nevertheless, McDougle flashed enough talent for the Jets to pick him in the third round and give Rex Ryan another corner to use in his defense.
McDougle showed great hips and the ability to help in man coverage, which is something Ryan loves in his secondary. He can never have too many corners and wants to be able to put four good cover corners if he can help it, so he can use his extensive list of blitz packages to try to confuse opponents and create opportunities for turnovers. McDougle is a little smaller than ideal and needs to fill out his frame a little bit, but if he can stay healthy, he could be a talented addition to that Jets secondary.