Breaking Down the Struggles of Jets 1st-Round Rookie Dee Milliner

October 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As ugly as last week's loss was, the New York Jets have a lot of reason to be excited about the future. 
Dee Milliner is not one of those reasons. 
The Jets' top draft pick from this past year, Milliner was considered by many to be the best cornerback available in the draft. When he fell to the Jets' first selection at No. 9, the Jets pounced at the opportunity at immediately filling a gaping hole at cornerback created by the Darrelle Revis trade. 
So far, the Jets vision of stopping the bleeding of talent in the secondary has not materialized.
Milliner was off to a slow start the day he was drafted. After missing the entire offseason program recovering from shoulder surgery, Milliner was already a step behind in his development.
For Alabama cornerbacks that are not taught basic NFL techniques (such as backpedaling), losing precious practice to work out the kinks in their game is devastating. Clearly, Milliner is struggling from not being sound e...

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