Alabama’s Dee Milliner has gone from the consensus No. 1 cornerback in the 2013 NFL Draft class to a player that could slide out of the top ten. The clean bill of health for Houston’s D.J. Hayden shot him back up draft boards, while Milliner’s shoulder injury continues to cause concerns for teams around the league.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Milliner may not even be ready for training camp.
The 6-foot, 201-pound cornerback had surgery in March, but the draft schedule has stopped him from rehabbing to the level he needs to be.
“We haven’t been able to do the rehab like I want to because I’ve been going to different teams,” Milliner said, via Jeff McLane. “But once the draft is over, I’ll be able to start to rehab it and try to get back on track.”
Milliner was already to see his name slide out of the top ten and this news could do more damage to Milliner’s stock.
It is very likely that Milliner could still be on the board when the Miami Dolphins are on the clock at pick No. 12. If that is the case, the personnel men in South Beach could be very happy men. Of course, they could prefer taking Hayden, so we will have to wait and see.
The draft will sort itself all out in just a few days.