Dee Milliner is widely considered one of the top prospects available in this April’s upcoming draft. He’s almost certainly the best cornerback prospect and a player who many believe the Eagles will target with their first pick.
But as the draft draws closer, there has been increasing talk that Milliner is fool’s gold. Some scouts believe that Milliner is simply a product of Nick Saban’s system, causing those scouts to place the “system guy” label on the former University of Alabama standout.
Milliner is also dealing with some concerns about a lingering shoulder injury. One positive for the corner? The injury is also allowing him to display his toughness.
“Just my mentality as a football player. My toughness, the physical play that I play with, it’s just different form some cornerback in today’s league.”
That toughness on display at the NFL Scouting Combine as Milliner has elected to delay his pending shoulder surgery to repair his torn labrum.
The injury will take approximately two months to recover from.
“I don’t think it will I hope it don’t, anyway. To say that, cause you know, you get hurt. I know I have surgery and I know I’ll be back to normal making plays and that’s why I wanted to come to the combine, just to do this and just to show that I can move around and do stuff with my arm hurt now.”