Jets rookie cornerback Dee Milliner has struggled and looked awful at times this season, but if you let Rex Ryan tell it, the best is yet to come.
While speaking to the media Wednesday, Ryan announced that Milliner will continue to start, and predicted the young rookie would be the best cornerback in his draft class by seasons end.
“I will say this, by the time this season’s over, I think he will be the best rookie corner and playing better than any rookie corner in this year’s draft,” Ryan said. “I don’t think there’s any doubt.”
Ryan claimed Milliner has played better than he’s looked, even after giving up 108 yards, and a touchdown last week.
“I feel it,” Ryan said. “And I don’t think there’s any doubt. I see him, I see the intensity, I know how he wants to respond, and then when you watch the tape, it’s just little things right now.”Ryan said after last week’s game that Milliner was benched because he physically wasn’t getting the job done, and on Wednesday said that Milliner hasn’t been making mental errors, a problem for him earlier in the year.