Jets Draft Revis' Replacement

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Jets Draft Revis' Replacement

After trading CB Darrelle Revis a few days ago to Tampa Bay, the New York Jets didn't waste time finding his potential replacement. The Gang Green selected CB DeMarcus "Dee" Milliner from Alabama at #9 overall. Milliner, 6', 201 lbs, has both size and speed (4.37) to defend against NFL receivers.

The biggest concern about Milliner is that, according to ESPN, he has undergone five surgeries. Milliner's surgeries include a right knee scope, sports hernia, right tibia stress fracture and both shoulders. He, however, should be ready for training camp.

Here's a scouting report from CBS Sports:

STRENGTHS: Built well for the position. Plays with excellent coordination and smooth hips, using his arms and hands to knock down throws. Excellent awareness and read/react ability, getting his head turned and uses his eyes well to quickly find the ball.

Attacks the run and is a very good tackler, never backing down. He is a bruising hitter and does a nice job separating ball from receiver with terrific timing. Plays tight bump-and-run and enjoys pressing with little cushion. Closes quickly and baits throws, looking to make a play on each snap.

Smart and disciplined, but not shy about coming off his man to make a play. Physical striker and does a nice job avoiding blocks while keeping his eye on the ball. He processes information quickly and looks comfortable in space.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks elite speed and quick-twitch ability. Plays too aggressive at times and will take himself out of the play, missing some tackles. Has just one full season as a starter. Needs to refine some of his cover technique, most notably his backpedal.

Tags: darrelle revis, dee milliner


  • Skicats – 04/26/2013 08:50:48 am

    I.m not sure how 4.37 speed translates to lack of elite speed. How many players in the NFL are faster than 4.37?

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