DeMarcus “Dee” Milliner, CB, Alabama
Born: 9/14/1991 Millbrook, Alabama Years in College: 3
INTs: 6 Fumble Recoveries: 1
Tackles: 136 Sacks: 1.5
Overview: Milliner’s size and ball-hawk mentality are ideal for today’s NFL scouts. Milliner shone in the giant talent “Tide”-pool that was the SEC this year, with a conference-high 22 passes defensed. Some scouts worry of Milliner’s limited starting experience. This past season was his first as a starter in every contest, but he did see action in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2010, and in all 13 games in his sophomore year. Given the Crimson Tide’s recent dominance in the cornerback position, it is understandable why Milliner did not step up to the full starting role until 2012.
- 40 Yard Dash: 4.31 seconds
- Vertical Jump: 36.0 inches
- Broad Jump: 122.0 inches
- 3 Cone Drill: 6.95 seconds
- 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.32 seconds
Draft Rankings Overall/Position: CBS Sports 5/1
Projected Team and Round: Although a sure first-rounder, where in the round Milliner will go remains a debate as April approaches. Some say he’ll be gone within the Top-5, even as early as number three to the Oakland Raiders. The 30th ranked Raider defense could certainly use a talent like Milliner’s in the backfield, although they’ll most likely be looking to replace free agent DE Matt Shaughnessy. I’d be shocked if he fell out of the Top-10, the Tennessee Titans need help in their backfield and if Milliner is still there by the time their #10 pick is on the clock, they’ll take him.