The Bucs Select Dee MillinerMarch 27th, 2013
Lande actually worked in scouting for the Rams and Browns. He’s now in the media and pumps out lots of draft stuff for NationalFootballPost.com.
Lande’s latest first-round mock draft out today has the Bucs taking the first cornerback off the board.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama, Junior: Things did not go as well as planned when the Bucs signed CB Eric Wright a season ago, so now they make the move to upgrade at cornerback. Milliner is a strong, physical corner with the athleticism and speed to excel in man and zone coverage.
Interestingly, Lande has two defensive ends and two defensive tackles — potential Bucs targets in the first round — coming off the board before the Tampa Bay steps up for the 13th overall pick — Bjoern Werner (Jaguars, No. 2), Star Lotulelei (Eagles, No. 4), Ziggy Ansah (Lions, No. 5), Sharrif Floyd (Titans, No. 10).
Joe’s hardly sold that the Bucs draft Milliner, but Joe would hardly moan about that pick. Joe will only moan if the Bucs pick Milliner and Eric Wright is starting opposite him at the other cornerback position.