It wasn't a surprise that the New York Jets looked to replace All-Pro Darrelle Revis through the NFL Draft, so Dee Milliner became the first cornerback off the board at No. 9 overall.
Five-star prospect Dee Milliner came out of Stanhope Elmore HS (Millbrook, AL) as FOX.Sports.NEXT number one rated cornerback in the country. His illustrious Alabama career was highlighted by earning unanimous All-America and All-SEC honors this past season to cap off consecutive BCS National Championships. Prior to the 2013 NFL Draft, many scouts hailed him as the top shut down corner on the board. The New York Jets concurred with the evaluation selecting the 6-0, 201 pound secondary star with the ninth choice in the first round.
Milliner ranks second in school history for single-season (20) and career (36) pass breakups to former Alabama All-America cornerback John Mangum (1986-89, 24 & 47). Dee Milliner and former Alabama All-America cornerback Antonio Langham (1990-93) had parallel moments in their respective drafts. Each was the first cornerback taken off the board and at the same exact slot, ninth in the first round. They now reign as the highest taken in school history at the position since the common draft in 1967.
BamaMag.com caught up with Milliner shortly after he was selected on Thursday.