Former Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner thinks the Jets want to draft him, especially after trading cornerback Darrelle Revis for the Buccaneers’ first-round draft pick.
“They like me,” Milliner said of the Jets, via the New York Daily News. “I know they probably like me even more now since they got rid of Revis.”
Most projections have Milliner going earlier than the Jets’ two first-round picks, No. 9 overall and No. 13 overall. But if they are able to use one of their first-round picks on Milliner, they’d get the player widely regarded as the best cornerback in this draft.
Asked how he would feel about filling Revis’ shoes, Milliner said, “I feel fine. I’ll go in and just do what I’m supposed to do, my work. And play the way I’ve been playing.”
Jets G.M. John Idzik would have to be pleased if he can acquire Milliner as a much less expensive replacement for Revis.