2013 NFL Draft: Are the Philadelphia Eagles No Longer Interested in Dee Milliner?

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With the fourth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have numerous options when it comes to which positions should be filled as they look to bounce back from a disappointing 4-12 season. From quarterback to offensive line, nobody knows what to expect from the Eagles in a few weeks, but it appears there may be one player they can rule out–Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.

Philadelphia ended up canceling a scheduled visit with Milliner this week–which may seem like a bit of a surprise considering they parted with Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie this offseason. There were high expectations for the Eagles’ defense once again heading into 2012, but they failed to live up to expectations for the second-straight season and seem to have the mindset of going for a fresh start this offseason.

Apparently, Milliner doesn’t seem to be part of those plans.

The argument can be made that Milliner is the best cornerback from this year’s draft class and even though Philadelphia’s interest may be fading–that won’t stop him from being selected as a top-10 pick. Milliner has plenty of potential when it comes to the NFL after a steller career at Alabama, but this still comes as a bit of a surprise to see the Eagles making the decision to cancel their scheduled visit.

Once again, it’s still unclear which direction the Eagles will go with in the first round considering all of the team needs they still have left to fill.

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