Long Visit At One Buc Palace For Dee MillinerApril 4th, 2013
Intrigue is developing at One Buc Palace and it’s about Bucs fans favorite subject the past few weeks: cornerbacks.
Largely considered the top cornerback in the draft, Alabama’s Dee Milliner, had an extended long visit at One Buc Palace, notes Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune by way of Ian Rappoport of NFL.com.
Milliner was scheduled to arrive at One Buc Palace on Wednesday evening and extended his visit through today, which is in an interesting development.
The Bucs are obviously in need of cornerback help, especially after passing on them so far in free agency, and this could be an indication they are willing to move up to get one – namely Milliner.
Of course, moving into range to get Milliner could require quite a leap. It may even require getting into the top five, because Cleveland, which picks sixth overall, is believed to be after cornerback help as well.
Now this could be viewed in several ways. It is highly unlikely, barring some unforeseen red flag only NFL teams know about that would allow Milliner to slip past Detroit, among other cornerback-needy teams. So on face value this sure smells like a smokescreen.
With the draft loaded through the first three rounds at cornerback, why would Bucs rock star general manager trade up for a corner when he likely could get just as good of a corner, such as Desmond Trufant or Xavier Rhodes?
More likely, as Dominik likes to say, it may just be the Bucs doing their due diligence just in case something crazy happens and Milliner falls.