The Alabama stigma sadly continues.
Ever since Nick Saban became the head coach of the Crimson tide, the school has produced many highly-touted first-round picks. Two of them are current Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick - the 17th-overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft - and Dee Milliner - the 9th-overall pick of New York Jets in 2013. Milliner became the third Alabama cornerback in four years selected in the first round, after Kirkpatrick Kareem Jackson of the Houston Texans.
Unfortunately, all of them have been underwhelming to this point, mainly due to injuries, and it looks like Milliner is hurt again.
Dee Milliner is hurt. Down after surrendering long completion to Enunwa. Looks like left ankle. Being helped off. Doesn't look good. #nyj— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 10, 2014
Dee Milliner is down in pain after landing awkwardly on deep pass to Enunwa. Trainers looking at left ankle #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 10, 2014
Milliner can't put weight on left leg. Trainers helping him off. Potentially bad news for Jets secondary #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 10, 2014
Idzik comes over and gives Milliner a pat on the back as he is helped off the field. Milliner in obvious pain #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 10, 2014
Milliner was having a good training camp and played well against the Indianapolis Colts in his first 2013 preseason game, highlighted by a couple of nice pass breakups and a near-interception.
"He's doing a great job," Ryan said. "I would have loved to see him come up with that interception, but he made a great play."
Making matters worse is that this is just the latest injury to a Jets secondary already banged up.
Three of Jets top four cornerbacks are now injured: Dimitri Patterson (calf/ankle), Dee Milliner (ankle?) and Dex McDougle (leg/knee) #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 10, 2014