2013 New York Jets NFL Draft Review and Analysis

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Apr 26, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets first round selection cornerback Dee Milliner is introduced to the media at the New York Jets Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

1. First round, 9th overall: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

I think this was a really good start to the draft for the Jets. They have needs all over the place, but you just traded your best player to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so it makes sense to go and get the best player at the same position right away. Milliner is a guy with great size and speed, who actually has drawn a few comparisons to Revis. He’s not as good a corner prospect as some of the guys who have come out in recent years like Joe Haden or Patrick Peterson, but I feel like this is a kid with a ton of potential who can have an impact on the Jets right away. I think they are close to moving on from the Kyle Wilson experiment, but he will get a chance to prove himself again this year with Revis gone for good. Milliner gives the Jets a guy with versatility in his cover skills, and he is a willing tackler. Coming from Alabama, I really like this player and I had him ranked seventh overall on my final board. I think he can be an absolute stud in this league.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    Why do I keep seeing the phrase “willing tackler” in place of “not afraid of contact”? Next thing you know there will be a disorder named for the opposite…. Tentative Contact Absorption Disorder. You heard it hear first.

    • SayreBedinger

      It’s just that many CBs have an aversion to tackling, that’s all. Milliner is more willing to be physical than most guys at his position.