Thursday, February 21, 2013
Milliner's recovery timeline
By Tim Kavanagh
Alabama CB Dee Milliner has been linked to just about every team in the Top 5 of the draft order this offseason, as they all need help at the position, and he's seen as the best prospect there. However, there's been a slight bump in the road.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Milliner will need to undergo surgery to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder after the combine. However, despite the tear, Milliner is going to participate in every workout at the combine aside from the bench press. As for his recovery process, it doesn't appear that this will have much of an impact on his participating with his new team.
"The doctors have informed us that he will be 100 percent and fully recovered in time for training camp in July," said Tony Fleming, one of Milliner's reps with Impact Sports. "We will be providing all NFL clubs information prior to surgery and updates close to the draft."
The most popular spot for Milliner in mock drafts has been No. 4 overall -- the Eagles -- but he's also been linked to the Jaguars at No. 2, the Raiders at No. 3, the Lions at No. 5 and the Browns at No. 6.