Once considered the top cornerback in this year's NFL Draft, Dee Milliner's stock might be dropping because of health issues.
Now, just days before the draft, there is some question about Milliner's surgically repaired shoulder and some teams are wondering if he will be ready for the start of training camp. The Alabama star performed at February's NFL Combine in Indianapolis with a torn labrum. He had surgery in March.
"We haven't been able to do the rehab like I want to because I've been going to different teams," Milliner told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "But once the draft is over, I'll be able to start to rehab it and try to get back on track."
Milliner still is ranked as the top cornerback by nfldraftscouts.com, which also ranks him as the sixth best overall player in the draft. In most mock drafts coming into draft week, Milliner was projected a top-10 pick.
But now with injury concerns, some draft pundits have Milliner sliding out of the top 10.
CBSSports.com reported that NFL analyst Mike Mayock recently said he liked Houston's D.J. Hayden better than Milliner -- and he also predicted that no cornerbacks would be selected in the top-10.