Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes today that the top CB in the draft, Alabama’s Dee Milliner could be available when the Browns are on the clock at number six, which most experts thought was highly unlikely a month ago-
“I think with the first round of the draft one month from tonight, I am hearing doubts on Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner (could drop out of the top five), hopes about West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (the Jags are interested, preliminarily, at No. 2), no holes on Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel (still the odds-on favorite to go No. 1 overall) and one very big workout and interview extravaganza coming on Wednesday: Matt Barkley, the USC quarterback, will throw in earnest for the first time in front of NFL scouts since injuring his shoulder in November.”
Cornerback is a position of need for the Browns after allowing just under 4000 yards passing last season, and not resigning veteran CB Sheldon Brown. The team recently signed Chris Owens from Atlanta, who was primarily a nickel corner for the Falcons.
Scout’s Inc. currently has Milliner listed as the fourth best player in the draft, with a draft score of 95. The next cornerback (Desmond Trufant) is listed at number 22.
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