Dexter McDougle

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Dexter McDougle
New Orleans Saints
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1991-04-08) April 8, 1991 (age 26)
Woodbridge, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Falmouth (VA) Stafford
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2017
Total tackles: 12
Interceptions: 0
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at

Dexter McDougle (born April 8, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland.

Early years[edit]

McDougle played for Stafford Senior High School, where he was a teammate of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith, as well as at the University of Maryland. He played safety, cornerback, wide receiver and running back. He recorded 97 tackles and six interceptions as a senior in 2008 after missing most of his junior year with an injury. He also caught 48 passes for 885 yards and 11 TDs and rushed for 457 yards and nine scores on 76 carries.

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was rated the 76th best "athlete" prospect of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

At Maryland, he was named an Academic All-ACC in his sophomore and senior seasons. McDougle missed the most of his senior year at Maryland due to a fractured shoulder.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
195 lb
(88 kg)
4.47 s 2.63 s 1.58 s 4.18 s 6.84 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
All values from Pro Day [3]

New York Jets[edit]

On May 10, 2014, McDougle was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round (80th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[4] On August 10, 2014, McDougle tore his ACL at Jets practice and was subsequently placed on the Injured Reserve.[5]

McDougle was waived on September 4, 2016.[6] After clearing waivers, he was signed to the team's practice squad.[7] He was promoted to the active roster on November 12, 2016.[8]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On August 27, 2017, McDougle was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Terrence Brooks.[9] On September 2, 2017, he signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles.[10] During the 2017 season McDougle played 54 defensive snaps (9.3%) and 135 special teams snaps (49.8%) in eight games. Along with special teams, he served as the main backup to slot corner Patrick Robinson but was released on November 13, 2017 to make room for additional depth at linebacker.[11]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On November 21, 2017, McDougle signed with the New Orleans Saints.[12]


  1. ^ Dexter McDougle - Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ Dexter McDougle’s season, college career ends with shoulder surgery
  3. ^
  4. ^ Wilson, Aaron. "Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle drafted by Jets in third round". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Jets lose Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle to injuries at practice
  6. ^ Lange, Randy (September 4, 2016). "4 Arrive via Waivers; RB Robinson Waived/Injured". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ Allen, Eric (September 6, 2016). "Two DBs, Two RBs Signed to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  8. ^ Allen, Eric (November 12, 2016). "CB McDougle Joins Roster, TE Davis Waived/Injured". 
  9. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (August 27, 2017). "Eagles acquire Dexter McDougle, trade Brooks to Jets". 
  10. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 2, 2017). "Cornerback Dexter McDougle Signs One-Year Extension". 
  11. ^ George, David (November 13, 2017). "Eagles Sign Veteran LB Dannell Ellerbe". 
  12. ^ Teope, Herbie (November 21, 2017). "Saints sign cornerback Dexter McDougle". 

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