Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 4/26/13
A few quick thoughts on the New York Jets selection of Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the 9th overall pick, along with a few predictions for tonight With the 9th overall pick the New York Jets were preparing to take West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin. However, after a somewhat surprising trade-up by the St. Louis Rams to snatch him away (Thanks Buffalo!), the Jets went with Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner. I don’t doubt for a second that Milliner could have been the highest ranked defensive player on the Jets board. He was considered by many to be a top five overall talent and has the skill set and pedigree to be valued as the best secondary player in this draft. He is also one of the safer players taken in the top 15. It is hard to see Milliner not stepping in immediately and becoming a very competent starter right out of the gates. We know Rex Ryan loves to leave his corners without support in coverage. Milliner can man up on the outside across from Antonio Cromartie ...
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