Will Dee Milliner Be Eagles' Surprise Pick?

As the draft draws closer, the consensus seems to be that the Eagles will not select Alabama CB Dee Milliner with the fourth overall pick on Thursday night.

Still, Philadelphia Inquirer writer Jeff McLane raises the debate this morning.

The Eagles canceled a pre-draft workout with Milliner earlier this month, but that won’t necessarily preclude the team from drafting the all-American as a replacement for the departed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha.

“Some players, you feel like you have a lot of information on,” general manager Howie Roseman explained to reporters last week. “When you meet with them at a certain time and when you visit with them and you have certain people in the building who are familiar with people . . . you feel comfortable where you are with that player.”

While this may be true, all indications are the team has zeroed in upon upgrading the offensive or defensive line in the first round.

Some question if Milliner is even the draft’s top corner, and his shoulder issues remain a concern, making it even more unlikely the team would be willing to utilize the first draft pick of the Chip Kelly era to help rebuild a depleted secondary.

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