Dee Milliner brought the goods, just as he predicted he would when Milliner met with reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday.
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said Sunday the big question about Milliner, the Alabama corner, was his "long speed." Milliner tore up the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium Tuesday with an unofficial 4.31 40, buttressing his assertion Sunday that anyone who doubted his athleticism should "watch the NFL Combine."
This was good news for Eagles fans, who have unofficially adopted Milliner as their favorite prospect after an exasperating interlude with Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, but nearly two months before the draft, we're still a long way from the Eagles taking Milliner fourth overall.
Mayock declared Tuesday, "Milliner, we know what he is now," but that might not be entirely true. Maybe Mayock's only concern was long speed, but Milliner intercepted only two passes last season, doesn't seem to have great ball skills. And running the 40 fast doesn't mean you have great coverage instincts. Milliner, 6-0, 201, played a super-aggressive style at Alabama, didn't really backpedal and drop the way NFL corners have to much of the time.