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Jets select Maryland cornerback McDougle in third round

After missing much of senior season, McDougle expects to compete in secondary
05/09/2014 11:01 PM ET
By The Associated Press

Dexter McDougle will add depth to a Jets' secondary that lost Antonio Cromartie in the offseason.(AP)
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have selected speedy Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle in the third round of the NFL draft.

After addressing two key needs by taking safety Calvin Pryor on Thursday night and tight end Jace Amaro earlier Friday night, the Jets added depth to their secondary with McDougle.

McDougle, from Falmouth, Virginia, wasn't highly touted entering the draft after missing the final nine games last season with an injured shoulder. But his 4.4 speed made him an active playmaker when healthy at Maryland, where he had three interceptions last season, including one for a touchdown.

The 5-foot-10 McDougle spent the rest of the season attending every practice and meeting despite the injury, prompting coach Randy Edsall to create and honor him with the Dexter McDougle Ultimate Team Player Award.

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