The Phinsider's video review of 2013 NFL Draft prospects continues with a look at Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, the latest in a line of physical, technique-laden defensive backs to play for the Crimson Tide.
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. last September stated that the University of Alabama was an assembly line for talented defensive backs. Well, meet Dee Milliner: the latest prospect to support Kiper's statement, and arguably the best corner to come out of Tuscaloosa during Nick Saban's tenure as head coach. Here are some things to note while checking out Milliner's 2012 highlight reel (located directly above this fine piece of literature):
- Physical, physical, physical. Milliner is a hammer at the cornerback position. He isn't necessarily a pure man-coverage prospect, but Milliner's physicality, athleticism and hand use at the line of scrimmage will make him a formidable cornerback at next level, regardless of scheme. Milliner does have upside as a cover corner, and his willingness to move up and effectively smack the run is a rare trait for the position.
- It's easy to see why Milliner is the No. 1 corner prospect in this draft class. And with all of the pass-rush and offensive line talent available in 2013, the Dolphins have an outside shot of landing Milliner with the No. 12 overall selection.