Rex Ryan is sticking by Dee Milliner. Despite the rookie cornerback’s struggles thus far, Ryan said Milliner will start against the Saints on Sunday. Milliner was benched last week against the Bengals, the second time in the five games he’s played this season that the young cornerback has been told to sit down.

But Ryan didn’t stop at saying Milliner would just play. The coach is predicting big things from him, too.

“I will say this, by the time this season’s over, I think he will be the best rookie corner and playing better than any rookie corner in this year’s draft,” Ryan said. “I don’t think there’s any doubt.”

Ryan claimed Milliner has played better than he’s given credit for, despite giving up 108 yards and a touchdown over four receptions last week, according to ProFootballFocus.