Photo of Dexter McDougle
Grade
5.12 ?
  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 5/8" Arm Length
  • 196LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Played and started three games before suffering season-ending shoulder injury against Connecticut. 2012: Started all 12 games. Led team with 58 solo tackles. 2011: Started all 12 games. 2010: Played in 11 games, but did not start. 2009: Redshirted. Misc.: High school teammate of Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith.

Analysis

Strengths

Excellent speed to keep pace vertically. Reads and reacts quickly. Mirrors off the line. Good balance, agility and change of direction. Zone aware. Plants and drives efficiently. Has short-area quickness and stop-and-start acceleration. Covers ground with the ball in the air and shows burst to close. Solid tackler. Fits in multiple schemes. Good teammate.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal height. Short on length and strength to jam and re-route receivers -- too often yields uncontested release off the line. Occasionally gets caught trying to read the quarterback’s mail -- squats on routes, bites on fakes and gets beat. Durability could be an issue.

Bottom Line

Short, compactly built, athletic cornerback who was playing well when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in September. Has the speed, quickness, competitiveness and toughness to compete for a role as a sub-package slot defender.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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