Name: Demarcus “Dee” Milliner
Weight: 197 pounds
Years of College Experience: 3
Accomplishments: 2x National Champion, Unanimous All-American, Capital One Bowl, Nagurski and Jim Thorpe Award Finalist
40-Yard Dash: 4.37 (2nd CB)
Bench Press: DNP (Torn Labrum)
Vertical Jump: 36.0 inches (T-9th CB)
Broad Jump: 122 inches
3 Cone Drill: 6.95 seconds
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.32 seconds
Dee Milliner is a very aggressive player, this is can be a strength and a weakness. He uses this to his advantage while making tackles, and separating the receiver from the ball. His junior season was a perfect example of this as he tallied 54 tackles and 22 passes defended. He also uses his 32 inch arm length to defend jump balls. Milliner has great awareness and read/react ability. He is a powerful hitter and more of sure tackler than the latter half of Cornerbacks in the league.
Does not have elite speed and would not keep up with receivers such as Torrey Smith, Mike Wallace, and the other speed receivers in the NFL. His aggression can take him out of plays, because he plays like a ball-hawk he’s always attacking the ball which can hurt him when attempting tackles.
Should the Eagles Draft Him?
Without a doubt, the Eagles should use their 4th overall pick on Dee Milliner. He has height, athleticism, and the aggression needed to make a big difference on this Eagles secondary. After losing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, the Eagles could use some help with that position. Although they signed Cary Williams, he will need a player like Milliner on the other side for him to be most effective.
He made his case known in the 2013 BCS National Championship game: although he was continuously targeted on the outside, he was aggressive and separated the receiver from the ball (see picture to the right).