Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Dee Milliner is among four Tide football players selected in the first round of the most recent NFL Mock Draft by the editors of Fansided.com, the parent company of BamaHammer.
Milliner is projected as the No. 5 overall pick by Fansided. That pick is held currently by the Detroit Lions.
Milliner was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2012 for the Tide, and was a finalist for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, given to the top defensive player of the year. The 6-foot 1, 199-pound defensive back recorded 34 solo tackles and 2 interceptions in 2012.
The mock draft has guard Chance Warmack listed as the 16th overall pick, going to the St. Louis Rams.
“St. Louis needs to build in the trenches and Warmack is among the best offensive guard prospects in nearly a decade,” says Fansided editor Josh Sanchez. “The Rams will likely be targeting a right tackle with this pick, but most of the options at pick 16 would be considered a reach. Warmack, however, is great value and would be hard to pass up.”
Right tackle DJ Fluker is slotted in at No. 25 in the draft, a spot currently held by the Seattle Seahawks. Fluker was an anchor and vocal leader of the nation’s top offensive line this season.
Rounding out the crop of Crimson Tide players expecting to go in the first round is Barrett Jones, placed at No. 31 with the New England Patriots. Jones was the heart and soul of the 2012 Tide offensive line, and played every position on the line in his career at Alabama.
Regardless of the way the 2012 NFL Draft finally shakes out, it’s clear that the Crimson Tide continue to produce NFL-ready talent at an incredible pace.