The Jets moved Darrelle Revis last week to Tampa Bay, and hope that they found his replacement on Thursday night with their first pick in the NFL Draft.
The team took cornerback Dee Milliner, the top CB of the draft and a huge part of the success from Alabama. Here’s the lowdown on Milliner, who is expected to come right in and compete for a starting job.
Height Weight Arm length Hands
6 feet 201 lbs. 32 inches 83/4 in.
40-yard dash: 4.37 seconds Bench press: n/a
Vertical jump: 36 inches Broad jump: 122 inches
3-cone drill: 6.95 seconds 20-yd. shuttle: 4.32 sec.
Milliner excels as a press-man corner. He can make good contact at the line and runs with his man downfield after contact. He is coordinated, has hip fluidity, and can make plays on the ball. Milliner occasionally loses track of the ball in the air. He answered questions about his straight-line speed with a 4.37 time in the 40-yard dash at the combine. He is an aggressive tackler but will lunge and miss at times. Milliner wasn’t required to backpedal at Alabama, but Crimson Tide cornerbacks who played in similar systems have adapted in the pros.