Another day, another mock draft to review on the road to April 25th, and the start of the official NFL draft.
You know how I have said in the past, that as the draft gets closer, the mock drafts start to come together with the same choices? Well, I bring you this one because it has bucked the trend. This one is the first in quite a few that has made a choice for the Jets that is not a pass rusher.
Will Brinson is a senior NFL blogger for CBSSports.com. He has gone a different way for our beloved New York Jets, not going for the popular choice of an edge pass rusher. Instead, he makes a choice that probably will surprise you. In case you dn’t recognize the player in the picture to the right, we bring you now, Brinson’s choice at number 9 for teh New York Jets………………….
DEE MILLINER, CB, ALABAMA
A large portion of this pick is predicated on the Jets dealing Darrelle Revis. If that doesn’t happen — and surely it will at some point — then maybe this changes. I’d be stunned to see them go somewhere other than defense.
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Frankly, I don’t see this working out this way, with or without Darrelle Revis.
Granted, in this scenario, many of the players the Jets are interested in are gone by #9. Dion Jordan, Ziggy Ansah, Sharrif Floyd, Barkevious Mingo, and Jarvis Jones, are all gone by the time the Jets go on the clock.
Milliner is also the most pro-ready cornerback in the draft. He is freakishly fast, running a 4.37 forty yard dash at the Combine. He needs to work on not leaving his feet so frequently when he tackles, but he is a prototypical CB that will have a good career in the NFL. He would certainly walk in here and be an asset to the Rex Ryan defense.
But, Rex’s confidence in his secondary, even without Darrelle Revis, should keep him from using a first round pick on a cornerback. He believes in the development of Kyle Wilson, so much so that he would feel comfortable going into the season with Wilson as the number 2 cornerback.
In Will’s scenario, I see Star Lotulelel, Bjoern Werner, or even in this scenario Alec Ogletree more likely.