McDougle a quick study Dan Leberfeld

One characteristic that attracted the Jets to Maryland CB Dexter McDougle in the draft is his intelligence.

And so far, the Jets’ 2014 third round pick hasn’t disappointed in this area.

“But he’s really professional about his stuff,” Rex Ryan said. “He knows what he’s supposed to do. Everybody thinks they know it and then they get out there in an 11-on-11 situation and something is missing. But he is really a sharp young man.”

And he’s hungry. After missing most of his senior year with a shoulder injury, he’s fired-up to be back on the field, and it shows.

“We have a walk through, but he won’t let you catch a ball in the walk through,” Ryan said.

With his intelligence, speed and toughness, McDougle has a chance to vie for a starting job at some point.

“I think we’ll all be excited to watch him compete when he finally gets that chance,” Ryan said.

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