Originally written on Know It All Football  |  Last updated 4/23/13
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter decided it was time to focus on the five surgeries Dee Milliner has had while at Alabama. Given the timing of Schefter’s article and his clout in the field, one can help but to now ask what effect, if any, all of this will have on Milliner’s draft status. Most mock draft’s I’ve seen have him going as high as No. 3 overall to Oakland. I’m on record as saying I wouldn’t shy away from taking him No. 1 overall if I were the Chiefs. Depending on what grading system you trust (I go with NFL.com), there is more separation between Milliner and the next cornerback available than the No. 1 and No. 2 players at any position in the draft. If NFL decision makers balk at Milliner out of fear that he won’t be ready or ever back to 100%, we could see him fall to the Jets at No. 9, which would be a perfect way to end the week for New York, having just lost Darrelle Revis. Another scenario might include a team moving up to grab Milliner as he falls. Some teams who see...
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