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2015 NFL DRAFT

Dexter McDougle, CB

School: Maryland  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Falmouth, VA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 196 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 3/80 -- Dexter McDougle, CB, 5-10, 196, Maryland...Cornerback may have been the Jets' most glaring need entering the draft, but McDougle -- who missed the final nine games of last season after shoulder surgery -- isn't likely to develop into another Darrelle Revis or Antonio Cromartie. Durability isn't as big a concern with McDougle as his height. - The Sports Xchange

05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: MARYLAND: CB Dexter McDougle (5-10, 196, 4.50)...After an early season shoulder injury, McDougle's college career was over and although he wasn't able to participate in the Combine, he was healthy enough to show off his athleticism at his pro day. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/10/2014 - Scouts and front office types from 24 NFL franchises littered the Byrd Stadium turf on Tuesday afternoon for Maryland's Pro Day, determined to decipher whether or not any of the senior Terrapins have what it takes to play at the next level. Senior cornerback Dexter McDougle was the only Maryland football player to receive an invite to February's NFL combine, though his season-ending shoulder injury kept him on the sidelines in Indianapolis. For the first time since his final game as a Terp, McDougle was grateful he'd had seven months off to prepare.

"Once my injury happened, it was just tunnel vision from there," he said afterwards. "I've been preparing for this day. I saw most of the scouts at the combine. I wasn't really nervous. You know, you get the butterflies, but that wasn't really anything." While he was unable to participate in the bench press, McDougle pieced together an otherwise noteworthy performance in front of scouts on Tuesday. He ran an unofficial 40-yard-dash time of 4.47 - McDougle said he heard anywhere from 4.43 and 4.48 - and tallied a 122-inch output in the broad jump. - Alexander Lee, TerrapinSportsReport.com

09/16/2013 - WEEK 3 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Dexter McDougle, Maryland, Sr., CB, 5-11, 195, Falmouth, Va.,...McDougle had a career-high two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown on Saturday to key a 32-21 road win at Connecticut. His touchdown return was 49 yards. McDougle also led the team with seven solo tackles. McDougle is the first Terrapin to return an interception for a touchdown since A.J. Hendy did it against NC State on Nov. 26, 2011. - ACC football

09/16/2013 - Maryland starting cornerback Dexter McDougle will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury he suffered against Connecticut on Saturday night while playing perhaps the finest game of his career, coach Randy Edsall said Sunday. McDougle -- a fifth-year senior and team leader -- will undergo surgery soon, said Edsall, who said it was premature to provide specifics about the injury pending further examination. "He was playing very well for us, but he'll be out for the rest of the year," Edsall told reporters Sunday. "It's just sad that this happens to him. He might have had his best game as a Terp."

McDougle, who had eight tackles (seven unassisted) Saturday, was injured on the series after intercepting a pass by Connecticut quarterback Chandler Whitmer and returning it 49 yards for a touchdown. It may have been the biggest play in the game for Maryland because it stretched the Terps' lead to 27-13 with 2:07 remaining in the third quarter. Maryland won, 32-21. It was McDougle's second interception of the game. Maryland now has six interceptions -- two more than all of last season. "He balled out. He had a great game," Maryland receiver-returner Stefon Diggs said of McDougle. - Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun

09/16/2013 - SEPT 16 NCAA FBS NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dexter McDougle stepped in front of Geremy Davis on the right sideline, and took an interception back 49-yards across the field for a touchdown to give Maryland some breathing room against UConn on Saturday. It was one of two interceptions on the day for the senior cornerback. He's the first Terp to return an interception for a touchdown since A.J. Hendy took one back 32 yards against NC State on Nov. 26, 2011. - NCAA.com

09/05/2013 - Scouting the Maryland pass defense: The veteran secondary lived up to preseason hype, holding FIU passers to 10-of-22 for 80 yards and nabbing an interception. The Terp defense got five sacks. This week is a trickier proposition against the Monarch hurry-up, which will test defensive stamina and patience, as QB Taylor Heincke will unload quickly out of the shotgun and a deep drop. The Terps can substitute freely up front to keep fresh bodies in -- at least when the clock stops and ODU isn't hurrying back to the line but this will be a much sterner test for a defense that allowed just 171 total yards last week. ODU usually sends everyone out and relies on the OL and Heinicke's quick reads. Look for big rewards and big risks. - The Sports Xchange

09/05/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Dexter McDougle had an acrobatic, juggling interception against FIU to start his senior season. Junior corner Jeremiah Johnson on the other corner has a lockdown reputation (though there's some question about his status) so McDougle sees more action. He also had four tackles. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2013 - TOP MARYLAND PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. CB Dexter McDougle (5-10, 190, 4.54)...On the other side of Johnson is McDougle, one of the few projected senior starters on defense for the Terrapins. Entering his third year as a starter, he's one of the better tackling defensive backs in the conference, leading Maryland in solo tackles last season with 54 stops. McDougle does a nice job breaking down on the move and striking through his target to wrap and finish.

He has room to improve his footwork in man coverage, struggling to win after taking false steps or getting caught out of position with his overaggressive demeanor. McDougle needs to improve his reliability on an island, but his willingness in run support and ability to help on special teams coverage helps his pro chances. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 3/80 -- Dexter McDougle, CB, 5-10, 196, Maryland...Cornerback may have been the Jets' most glaring need entering the draft, but McDougle -- who missed the final nine games of last season after shoulder surgery -- isn't likely to develop into another Darrelle Revis or Antonio Cromartie. Durability isn't as big a concern with McDougle as his height. - The Sports Xchange
 

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