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Rookie CB Dexter McDougle taking reps with first teamers

Since Jets starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson is taking it easy in practice after a rough game Thursday night, rookie Dexter McDougle was asked to work with the first team some over the weekend, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

The Jets coach said he is impressed with the rookie cornerback enough to have him taking all the first-team snaps Saturday in practice. Ryan admitted the third-round pick from Maryland came into camp a little overweight, but said once he gets into NFL shape, he has “a heck of a chance.’’

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The 5-foot-10 McDougle is listed at 195 pounds, with Ryan clearly intent on melting off a few of those.

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“We’ll see where Dimitri is physically. But I expect [McDougle] to get a lot of opportunities,’’ Ryan said.

“I’ve been kidding him, I said, “43, I think he thought he was a running back.” He means well. He works his butt off. We’ve just got to get him down a little bit more. He came in a little heavy. Sometimes guys do that. They think, ‘It’s the NFL, they are big guys, I’ve got to get a little bigger.’ That’s not the case. You’ve got to be able to run and be in great shape. But I’ve been impressed with him. For a guy that only played three games last year, I’ve really been impressed.’’

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Despite whatever the Jets are saying publicly about Dimitri Patterson, the man has played on seven teams in 10 years for a reason.  He’s good enough to make a roster, but doesn’t seem to make enough of a positive impact to stick around for long.

If the Jets play Patterson as their starter this season, it will be with a wary eye and having hedged their bets with Darrin Walls, Ellis Lankster and McDougle.

Playing cornerback as a rookie can be one of the hardest jobs in the NFL.  McDougle might not have been on this team for long, but a look at the team’s depth chart validates the team’s high opinion of him; that and the third round draft pick.

I was impressed with McDougle at camp and came away convinced that he can be a factor on this team, what I am unsure about is when and for how much work early.  It’s clear to me that the Jets will do their best to buy a player like McDougle as much time as possible, but if Patterson can’t stay healthy or can’t respond, his time might come sooner than expected.




46 comments
bradysucks
bradysucks

Rex will move Vick to CB......how about Stephen Hill the CB - he can't play WR so why not???

Clyde Gates moves to CB????

Before you laugh here's 2 words - Joe McKnight

Lol

(Ducks)

bradysucks
bradysucks

Well it isn't like the NFL is a passing league....

Oh wait

Sammy Watkins vs Kyle Wilson...

Brady vs. McDougal & Wilson

Lol

Idzik at least addressed CB and WR in the draft and free agency...

Oh wait...

Enter Jets apologists (this is your cue)....lol (sarcasm)

See prior posts about using all 12 draft picks and not adding better depth in free agency...(smh)

levi
levi

oh man, tough day of practice. This is not good.

Marvel
Marvel

My optimism is fading. Gonna leave now


:-(


Marvel
Marvel

Steiny and his damn Lankster jinx


Smh


harold
harold

Walls and Lankster the New starting CB's for the Jets...It might happen

harold
harold

Every CB will be hurt by Tuesday if this keeps up.

Marvel
Marvel

Is Evans going on IR? 

Marvel
Marvel

Sounds. Like Hakim has learned how to catch!

bradysucks
bradysucks

Dear bradysucks,

We were wrong about Johnny Manziel who looked awesome in his first pre-season game for the Browns. You wanted to draft him so the Jets would have a franchise QB but we told you how wrong you were. We are often wrong but act like we know football. We were wrong about Vlad, Hill, and Sanchez and you were correct just like you were correct about Manziel who is already better than Geno.

Sincerely,

Tsjc68 & Brendan

Bent
Bent moderator

Aaand now he's injured.

j_spikett
j_spikett

patterson should be cut immediately. he can't cover a sewage hole. what is disappointing is that the giants appear to have a much better draft haul with half the picks. two players they drafted in the 6th round are better than anyone the jets have in their whole draft. that being CB jackson form the dame of notre and dennard LB from usc. maybe the jets should start drafting players from prominent schools instead of east missouri state and east central iowa state.

Marvel
Marvel

Brandin Cooks, DAT, Jon Brown, (didn't see Dri yesterday but heard he was OK)...looking like we missed a few opportunities.


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As for starter opposite D-Mill, Walls is the guy. 


Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

As soon as McDougal was announced as their pick in round 3 I saw just about every pundit question that pick as a reach.No question the kid has athletic ability and i think at some point he may turn out to be really good.I'm skeptical to say the least that that point is now? He was considered by some to be a poor scheme fit for the Jets as apparently  Maryland played him mostly in off coverage rather than press coverage and they also played a lot of zone. Now, i honestly don't know if that is true or not as I haven't been able to find much film on him as Maryland was not featured on T.V much and again, he only played three games. I remember McShay saying he projected him much later like the 5th or 6th round as did Gil Brandt Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeramyah, possibly because he missed so much time?

marcus81
marcus81

maybe late in the season he'll get the idea of how CB is played in the NFL, don't expect too much and be pleasantly surprised if he can contribute early, maybe use him in packages to get his feet wet

a57se
a57se

Logan Thomas looked pretty good last night for the Cards...as did John Brown, the WR some of us really liked.


Zartan
Zartan

I watched the interview via jets website, you get the sense that he came in with too much muscle and couldn't move. Sorry, Rex said that.

It was brutal watching Rex sort of lose his trail of though. I think it's a reason why some media smucks like to take shots. Rex doesn't give clear answers at times.

levi
levi

McDougal is not ready yet. I hope they dont try to thrust him into a starting role like they did with Dee. If Patterson cant do it give Walls or Lankster the role until Dex is ready.

williamg1
williamg1

@levi Time to move Snacks back to his natural position: CB. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks


Manziel posted modest numbers against backups and didn't even get his team in the end zone.  Kellen Clemens, Erik Ainge and Brett Ratliff all had preseason campaigns where they posted QB ratings of over 100 against backups.  He's not even emulating them yet.


PS- Sanchez outplayed Manziel by a mile yesterday.

harold
harold

@bradysucks 

I am sure this is with tongue firmly in cheek... At least I hope so.

harold
harold

@j_spikett 

You sound insane.  Go back to the Giants blog.  Thanks

harold
harold

@Ron Alexander 

Gil Brandt actually had him rated as a 3rd rounder after he showed he was healthy at his pro day.  Also insiders were saying other teams were looking at him around this same point in the draft.

a57se
a57se

The Sanchise also looked pretty good running Chip Kelly's offense though no one is gonna bite on his QB keeper fakes!

He was actually victimized by a few drops as well...

Bent
Bent moderator

@Zartan Yeah, I figure Doog bulked up too much rather than got fat.

Zartan
Zartan

Is this from camp visits or are you assuming?

a57se
a57se

@levi 

You know that is EXACTLY what they will do...

Marvel
Marvel

@Bent @bradysucks 

heard Manziel got hit hard a couple times, his frame isn't built for that.. has the body of a young teenager.

levi
levi

@Zartan I was at camp yes, but keep in mind he only played in 3 games last year and is a rookie in the NFL. He isnt ready to start.

levi
levi

@a57se I hope not. It will make for tough watching two years in a row with a struggling rookie CB.

Zartan
Zartan

Was it really that bad, and what was and is the alternative?

Rex has has done a good job of bringing players along.

levi
levi

@Zartan Was it that bad? Yes. My alternatives are listed above. (Walls and Lankster)

Im not bashing Rex. I simply say that a 3rd round rookie who played in 3 games last year isnt ready to start in the NFL. Whats so hard for you to believe about that?

marcus81
marcus81

@levi @Zartan  we're Jets fans we're desperate, we'll take what ever you will give us