Too many times, we as fans often over-analyze what is seen in a player. The same is true for pro scouts. There is too much focus on what someone can’t do as opposed to what they can do. All players have shortcomings. The most important thing in evaluating an athlete has always been the eye test. Ask yourself: what has this person done in game situations? Also, how does this individual fit in as far as an essential need for your team?
Anyone who is a die hard Philadelphia Eagles fan knows what is needed for a team that has come off of a 4-12 season. There are lots of pink slips to go around. It started with the head coach and nearly the entire staff of assistants. Subsequently, the most glaring weakness for the Eagles was the secondary. In this upcoming draft, there is a cornerback ready to start in the NFL who everyone saw play in the SEC and in the the last two BCS title game. His name is Dee Milliner, cornerback of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Eagles will need another young corner whether in this season or next, so why not now? Milliner, at 6’0″, 201 lbs, is not the biggest you’ll find at the position, but he is very a good athlete worthy to be a top 5 draft pick. He also didn’t disappoint at the this year’s combine.
Before running an impressive 4.37 seconds in the 40 yard dash, many questioned his speed. He certainly silenced his critics there. The Eagles should make this one simple and go with what looks like a sure fire hit who could likely play the position in the NFL for a good 10 years at least.