Dexter McDougle could be Jets' sleeper pick

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With cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromarie a distant memory to Jets' fans, rookie Dexter McDougle and second year pro Dee Milliner could be Gang Green's new two-headed monster in the secondary.

If you watched the NFL Draft this past Mother's Day weekend you saw what most experts are calling a solid draft by John Idzik and Rex Ryan addressing their biggest needs before the start of the regular season. Most of the offensive positions have been upgraded as well as the secondary that needs improve immensely to compliment a ferocious front seven.

If you listened to our The Jets Beat's Draft Review Podcast you heard Matt Camp from Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio tell listeners that the players the Jets added through the draft and free agency could make a major impact next season.

But what about a draft pick that you might think could come out as a sleeper and could surprise everyone during training camp?

A name to watch out for coming from this 2014 Jets draft class is the cornerback from the University of Maryland in Dexter McDougle.

Before he was injured this past season playing for the Terrapins of Maryland, McDougle was a monster on defense in the ACC. His speed and leaping ability was second to none and he showed that he was going to be a first rounder in this season's draft until a season ending shoulder injury caused his draft stock to plummet .

McDougle tweeted pictures of the staples in his right shoulder g and I have to say that it wasn't pretty what he had to go through just after his operation, but he has done a great job re-habbing that shoulder. The former Maryland star is taking his time to get strength back into it, but he could surprise a lot of people in the 2014 NFL season.

If you think about it if the Jets do get lucky and develop a gem of a cornerback in this year's draft, then we could see the emerging of a secondary since the short lived Cromartie-Revis cornerback tandem. Milliner and McDougle could be the new two-headed monster wearing Green and White.

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