The second-year cornerback's braggadocio did manage to rub former New York Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff the wrong way, however.
"I was not very impressed with his rookie year," Westhoff said this week, via NJ.com. "He made the mistake -- and sometimes I think it's the way a guy phrases an answer to a question -- about being the best cornerback in the league, and he said that he was.
"Man, I'm not sure he's the best cornerback up here in Cortland. And I might include the university."
He's not alone in his sentiment that Milliner is better seen and not heard.
One high-ranking front office man told Dan Pompei of Sports On Earth, "He had an average year. What he said was a joke."
"Average" is putting it kindly. Milliner was benched three times before turning his season around with Defensive Rookie of the Month honors for December.