Rant Sports 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Select Dee Milliner at No. 4
In Miller’s senior season at Alabama, he recorded 54 tackles and two interceptions. He wasn’t the guy that many quarterbacks wanted to throw at as he also racked up 18 pass deflections and looked like a consensus top-five pick.
With the 2013 NFL Draft quickly approaching, the Eagles need to address the need of a cornerback. They had the ninth best passing defense in the league last season due, in large part, to the veteran Asomugha. Cary Williams was brought in from the Baltimore Ravens to ease the need for a corner, but drafting Milliner would be nothing but helpful.
Besides the fifth-year veteran Williams, the Eagles have no cornerbacks on their roster that had more than 32 tackles last season and no one had more than one interception. This lack of depth and experience could be an issue and that’s precisely why bringing in Milliner to get a crack at starting would provide some young talent that will develop quickly.
Milliner is rated as the best cornerback in the draft and the junior gets this respect because of his ability to read the quarterback’s eyes and make a play down the field with his exceptional sub-4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash.
He is slightly taller than the average corner and his tackling ability at the position is impressive.
If the Eagles want to ease the loss of a talented all-pro type corner like Asomugha, they should draft Milliner.
Why the Seattle Seahawks should consider trading Doug Baldwin
The Seahawks really need cap room - one way to get it is trading wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Read More
Chip Kelly ships nickelback star Brandon Boykin off to Pittsburgh
Chip Kelly's roster purge isn't over yet - the latest Eagle to get the axe is Brandon Boykin. Read More
Five key players for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015, not ones you’d expect
Training camp has started and the 2015 season for the Jacksonville Jaguars is officially underway. Besides the obvious players that are expected to shine, we will look at the five Jaguars we believe need to make a significant impact on the field this year if this team is going to be competitive. Read More
Three position “battles” to keep your eyes on at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp
raining camp is underway, which is a welcome sign for most. But for some, I'm sure they wish these first few days would have gone a little differently. An injury to one is an opportunity for many others. And now that we know for sure who is, and isn't going to be available for the first preseason game on Aug. 9 we can take a look at some of the guys who are looking to capitalize on their opportunity. Read More
Buccaneers' Linebackers Have Unmatched Athleticism
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some big off-season moves to improve the linebacker group; with it, we should really see the defense flourish. Read More