Dee Milliner, the top cornerback prospect in this April’s NFL Draft, will undergo shoulder surgery after the combine to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Per reports, the injury isn’t a new one and has been a lingering problem for the former Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback and it’s one he’s trying to clear up before his NFL career starts this summer.
“The doctors have informed us that he will be 100 percent and fully recovered in time for training camp in July,” said Tony Fleming, one of Milliner’s reps with Impact Sports. “We will be providing all NFL clubs information prior to surgery and updates close to the draft.”
The injury was something Milliner played through during the 2012 season at Alabama so it’s obvious that it’s not a massive issue. Still, the rookie cornerback is looking to clear up any issues that might hurt his already stratospheric draft stock. Milliner is regarded by everyone to be the top cornerback prospect in the draft and is one of the best defensive prospects overall.
Milliner is currently projected to go anywhere between the fifth and thirteenth pick in the draft and it’s unlikely that he’ll be taken any higher or lower than that range. The shoulder issue isn’t likely going to affect his draft stock but the sooner he clears up any lingering problems the better off he’ll be in his NFL career.