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Old 04-22-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Do You Take Milliner?

Granted, this is from ProFootballTalk. However, the real question is that, if this is indeed true and Dee Milliner falls, do the Steelers take him? I'm not fond of the idea of picking up a corner in the first round, but is Dee too good to pass up?

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Posted by Curtis Crabtree on April 23, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

‘Tis the season for misinformation with the NFL draft just three days away and Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner could be the latest prospect to find himself in the crosshairs.

A report came out Monday saying that Milliner may not be ready for the start of training camp as he continues to recover from a surgery to his labrum following the NFL combine. If true, it’s increasingly more likely that Milliner, considered the top defensive back in the draft, could slip during the first round on Thursday night.

However, the validity of that information may be tough to determine this close to the draft. In fact, those around the NFL are already questioning it.

“Teams have known about these surgeries all along,” a source told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “They haven’t been a secret and this is not a big issue.”

Per Cabot, those she has talked to believe the negative reports are part of a smear campaign against Milliner in hopes of dropping his draft stock. A team hopeful to snag Milliner later in the draft could be pushing the narrative of his recovery not going to plan in hopes teams would shy away at the last-minute.

However, with all the medical checks prospects undergo during the lead up to the draft – Milliner was evaluated again by league personnel at the combine re-check just three weeks ago – teams should feel very comfortable about their evaluation of his medicals. It would be a surprise to see his stock slide considerably at this stage in the process.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:58 PM   #2
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Granted, this is from ProFootballTalk. However, the real question is that, if this is indeed true and Dee Milliner falls, do the Steelers take him? I'm not fond of the idea of picking up a corner in the first round, but is Dee too good to pass up?



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I would have to say yes as well to Milliner
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Default Re: Do You Take Milliner?

If Milliner fell that far I'd probably look to make a trade with somebody who's desperate for him before picking him. If no trade arose I'd take him because he'd surely be BPA but somebody would give up way more than they need to to trade up and snag him. Could probably get way more in a trade-back in that scenario than in most of the mocked trade scenarios lately.
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If Milliner fell that far I'd probably look to make a trade with somebody who's desperate for him before picking him. If no trade arose I'd take him because he'd surely be BPA but somebody would give up way more than they need to to trade up and snag him. Could probably get way more in a trade-back in that scenario than in most of the mocked trade scenarios lately.
I agree with this. CB is not really a demanding need and getting extra draft picks would be a huge plus especially in this draft.
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Default Re: Do You Take Milliner?

I disagree that we don't need another CB. In today's NFL you need a strong #3 CB. The rules have changed too much in favor of the passing game. You can't hide guys out there at all now through scheme

Id take a hard look at any elite level CB
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Default Re: Do You Take Milliner?

Talk about making everyone forget about Keenan Lewis instantly! He has everything except ball skills. He's another Ike Taylor. Great cover guy, with few interceptions. But I'll take that all day long to have another athlete like that roaming the secondary. All this talk about the first pick having to be offense. I disagree. I want the best player we could get our hands on, offense or defense. It would be hard to argue with this pick. He's been a solid top 5 pick on nearly everyone's board. Ike, Cortez Allen, and Millner with Troy and Ryan.....SHAZAMMMM! Good luck on 3rd down when they're in Nickel.
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Talk about making everyone forget about Keenan Lewis instantly! He has everything except ball skills. He's another Ike Taylor. Great cover guy, with few interceptions. But I'll take that all day long to have another athlete like that roaming the secondary. All this talk about the first pick having to be offense. I disagree. I want the best player we could get our hands on, offense or defense. It would be hard to argue with this pick. He's been a solid top 5 pick on nearly everyone's board. Ike, Cortez Allen, and Millner with Troy and Ryan.....SHAZAMMMM! Good luck on 3rd down when they're in Nickel.
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