TJB Pick Profile: CB Dexter McDougle

TheJetsBlog.com’s Corey Griffin breaks down the Jets third-round draft pick, cornerback Dexter McDougle >>




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lagoo
lagoo

When I first heard his name called I was like hell nah but after watching his tape I think he could be good maybe even a starter before years end. He could definitely stand to gain some mass which I'm sure won't be a problem. The only scary thing is 5'10. If he were 5'11 I think we'd all love the pick. One inch isn't a big deal plus I think he has longer arms then Dennard. Three picks in three games last year I'd say he knows how to make plays on the ball.

harold
harold

One correction, Dennard didnt run a better time than McDougle

NYBaller89
NYBaller89

I think if dexter Mcdougle had played the whole year...ppl woulda been talkin bout him as a late riser in the early or mid 2nd round

MoSacks MoSnacks
MoSacks MoSnacks

I don't remember where or who posted it, but I saw a 5 minute highlight real of McDougle and I disagree with the good at many things, not great at any 1 comment. He looked like he plays like Revis. This is not to say he is as good at playing like Revis, but he always had his head on a swivel. Seemed to have great ball reaction skills, great hand-eye coordination, speed, and the willing tackler attribute. I actually loved what I saw on the reel, and I think if he gains about 10 pounds of muscle, he'll be a solid starting CB, almost immediately.

j_spikett
j_spikett

the major concern is that he seems very injury prone. but milliner was also so that doesn't seem to concern idzik. you would think that idzik gathered his medical information to determine that the injuries he had will not have lingering effects.

jenkins
jenkins

Liked his tape a lot in retrospect. Jets must have thought some other team would draft him before their 1st 4th round pick

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

"We aren't sure about anything and neither is Westhoff.  And versatile is now a four syllable word."

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

Lets hope he stays healthy

Bent
Bent moderator

Now, I don't know for sure if this is going to catch on or not, but...


#DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOG

Pat d
Pat d

I remember what 57 once said

"I haven't seen a highlight reel that doesn't make a player look good"

tsjc68
tsjc68

@jenkins  There have been rumors to that effect (that someone else also liked him in the third).

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent  "Doogie Howser, C.B."


YOU'RE WELCOME, AMERICA.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Pat d His measurables aren't far off from Dennard's.  DD was bigger (by a 1/2") and has better straight line speed, but Dex has a much better shuttle and 3-cone, which means he might have better hips.  The big issue was that Dex didn't get to play the whole season.  If he had, I wonder how he would've compared to Jason Verrett, who is smaller, but faster than Dex (and went as the 25th pick) or Lamarcus Joyner, who is smaller and slower than Dex (and was the 9th pick of the 2nd round).


Just on size and measurables, a CB from a FBS program, like Maryland, goes around where Dex went.  The only draft issue was health.  At least he wasn't drafted in the 2nd round, like an injured Kellen Clemens was.

Pat d
Pat d

I think those rumors have only been reported on this blog and is nothing more than speculation

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@Bent  

Dang, I can't find any details on the injury.  That's gruesome.  Maybe a little warning next time.  I threw up my taco salad then my cat ran over and started eating it, which caused me to throw up all over the cat.  Now my afternoon is completely hosed.  Thanks a lot jerkhole.

Mike Milea
Mike Milea

@tsjc68 @Bent  For every pass deflection/interception/tackle for loss.... You just got McDOOOOGGiiiiieeeeedddddd

Bent
Bent moderator

@Pat d  99% of what we discuss on here is "nothing more than speculation".


Gil Brandt had him as a third round pick.  Unless the other 31 teams had him much lower than Gil Brandt, he wouldn't have gone much lower.

Brendan
Brendan

@Pat d  It's way more than just speculation. People were reporting it after the draft (Len P. was one, I believe). 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@jenkins @tsjc68  Had he not gotten that shoulder ripped up and had he thus had his senior campaign intact with fresh 2013 gametape on display, he probably never would have been a fringy 6th rounder on most mock boards (including mine) but would have been right in that R2-R4 range where he ended up.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Ceifus Hornswoggle @Bent  


"Their worst fears were realized Sunday afternoon, when Coach Randy Edsall announced on his weekly conference call that McDougle would soon undergo shoulder surgery, ending both his season and college career. McDougle will visit doctors tomorrow for a CT scan to determine the injury’s severity and surgical timetable, but Edsall said he will certainly go under the knife “next week or sometime very, very soon.”


“Dexter was playing as good as he’s played since I’ve been here,” Edsall said. “It’s just sad that this happened to him.”


(snip)


"Minutes after he intercepted Connecticut quarterback Chandler Whitmer and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown to put Maryland ahead by 14 points, McDougle jammed his shoulder into the ground attempting to make a diving tackle at the line of scrimmage. Replays showed him biting his undershirt in pain as team trainers swarmed him. He later walked into the locker room propping up his right arm and would not return to the sidelines."


“The one thing we talk about is playing every play like it’s the last play you’re playing,” Edsall said. “He went out there and made that tackle, that hit, he was playing his tail off and giving it everything he had. It’s unfortunate that it caused an injury.”


"McDougle had been Maryland’s iron man of sorts, starting all 27 games since Edsall arrived in College Park. His two interceptions against the Huskies were a personal best, and his three this season both doubled his career total and helped the Terps match their 2012 number in just two games.


"An intelligent workhorse who emerged as an upperclassman leader this season, McDougle will continue to travel with the Terps and attend meetings. “He’ll be kind of a coach for us,” Edsall said.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/terrapins-insider/wp/2013/09/15/dexter-mcdougles-season-college-career-ends-with-shoulder-surgery/