We’ve previously discussed the possibility of Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei as the Eagles’ primary draft target come April. As the team prepares to restructure its defense to a “4-3 Under” or traditional “3-4″ scheme under the direction of new defensive coordinator Billy Davis, having an impact defensive tackle that can anchor either front would be an invaluable commodity for the Eagles.
Here’s CBSSports.com’s draft profile of Lotulelei:
Rarely does a player come along who so thoroughly dominates his competition that he generates buzz across the entire nation despite posting only average statistics and playing in a relatively small media market. That is precisely what 6-3, 318-pound defensive tackle Star Lotulelei accomplished for Utah.
While Lotulelei is a versatile athlete who is projected to produce in any type of defensive front, there are some concerns about his motor and there were games in which Lotulelei wasn’t much of a facor. What’s more, defensive tackle is projected to be one the deepest positions in the draft, so unless the Eagles believe that Lotulelei is the far and away superior talent should he be available, the team may look to defensive back Dee Milliner. The Alabama product is unquestionably the best player available at the position and certainly fills an area of need for the Eagles.
The 6’1″, 200-pound Milliner is rated as Mike Mayock’s top corner in the draft and one would be hard pressed to find a differing opinion. So what can Milliner bring to the table? Let’s have a look.