In 2013 the Jets drafted Dee Milliner in the first round to replace the All Pro star Darrelle Revis. He had a tough start to the season dealing with injuries and didnt even start some games. During the sencond half of the season however his play picked up and he racked three picks in the last three games. He proved to be a lock down corner and showed the ability to shut down top receivers like Mike Wallace and Josh Gordon. In 2014 I see him having a big year.
In 2013 Gilmore had another good year and proved to be a big piece in the the Bills pass defense. He had a career high two picks and showed that he can be lock down corner. He is still young though and he has lots of inconsistencies which doesn't take his game to the next level. In 2014 the Bills need lots of help because they lost one of the best safties, Jarius Byrd. Gilmore needs to step up and show that he can be a consistent lock down corner. If he improves bad habits and takes leadership in the secondary I would not be surprised if he has a breakout year.
During free agency the Patriots went crazy and added many pieces that upgraded the defense. Browner coming from Seattle was on of the original members of the legion of boom. He is tall, fast and has excellent man coverage abilities. However, he has off the field issues and will miss a couple of games to start the season. In 2014 I predict that his aggressive mindset could take his game to Pro Bowl potential with help from Darrelle Revis and Devin McCourty in the secondary.
Throughout his NFL career Brent Grimes has been very dominant. This trend continued in 2013 when he had 4 picks and 60 tackles. Grimes is small but his athleticism makes up for it to defend and rip out balls from receivers hands. Currently in the later part of his career Grimes still is one of the best corners in the NFL and recently signed a extension with Miami that will go through 2017. In 2014 his lock down ability wont lack and will remain dominant in the NFL.
With his career with the Jets Darrelle Revis was the best corner and arguably the best defender in the NFL. He has some of the best ball skills and can guard any type of wide receiver. In 2013 his production was great with a couple of picks, forced fumbles and 50 tackles. All of these stats were limited from an ACL injury that he suffered in 2012. In New England I would not be surprised if he wasn't dominant with the new looking defense that could be very dangerous.