With First Round Picks, Jets Take Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson
The Jets entered the 2013 NFL draft with two first round picks. They held a 9th overall selection earned via the Jets poor record, and the 13th pick acquired in the Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay trade. The Jets' past few drafts have been a bit of an adventure, though fans sought solace in new GM John Idzik. Idzik certainly made a splash in his first draft with New York.
With the 9th pick, the Jets selected Alabama CB Dee Milliner. Drawing serious comparison to Revis, Milliner was a can't miss to improve the Jets' secondary. Fortunately for Idzik, he made a pick that the Jets' fans in attendance were happy with. Though durability is an issue for Milliner, his highlight reel speaks for itself. He brings a certain toughness that the Jets' defense seriously needs.
Considering the Jets see Mark Sanchez as their starter, they haven't worked to improve the talent around him. With no concrete running game and a lacking receiving core, the Jets' offense will likely be among the league's worst.
The Jets will have to wait and see what Richardson can do for them. He certainly has talent, but is unproven. Unless the Jets address their other needs soon, it figures to be a long season. When the Jets are drafting early in the first round next year, I assume they'll be regretting this pick.