After missing four training camp practices,
While Cromartie is the unquestioned No. 1 corner on the roster, both Wilson and Milliner can play inside and outside. The Jets cornerback depth took a hit when
“As far as the mental part of it, he is very sharp,” DT said. “I mean a lot of the things that we do, they were doing at Alabama. A lot of the terms, our terminology and their terminology matched. So it wasn’t a difficult transition for him. We feel like if he’s done any studying at all that he should come in and be fairly close to where he needs to be.”
Milliner, who was selected No. 9 overall by New York’s AFC representative, had offseason shoulder surgery and was a spectator for OTAs and minicamp.
“The biggest transition for him is going to be the quickness of the game, the speed of the game,” Thurman said. “How quickly he can get himself acclimated to that will be his biggest challenge.”
A short holdout ended late Sunday evening. If Milliner passes his physical and conditioning test today, he’ll finally be in action when the Green & White resume practice Wednesday.
“He was probably the most complete corner that came out of this year’s draft,” Thurman said. “I mean, he doesn’t just play the pass, he also plays the run. He knows how to play man, he knows how to play zone. He understands what it takes to play on the corner’s mentality. So we expect him to come in and continue to do what he’s doing.’