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If you were to analyze the Browns position by position, you would find that defensive back, and cornerback specifically, is the weakest position on the defensive side of the football, maybe on the team in general. The good news is that there are a lot of really good corners potentially entering the 2013 draft.
It could be argued the best of them is Alabama's Dee Milliner. Of the positions I researched for this article, I spent the most time reviewing highlights and reading analysis of the corner position. It is a huge question mark aside from starter Joe Haden.
Sheldon Brown is 33 and in a contract year; he should be gone come the start of the 2013 season. The young players behind him and Haden have shown spurts of potential but are inconsistent at best. With the roster in its current incarnation, I wouldn't feel comfortable with Dimitri Patterson, Buster Skrine, Trevon Wade or Johnson Bademosi starting opposite Joe Haden.
No matter what, this draft is deep enough that the Browns should invest in another starting corner. If they choose to do so with their first overall pick and that pick is Dee Milliner, I wouldn't complain.
Milliner is an excellent pass defender, and at 6' 1" and 198 pounds, he can hang with today's bigger, faster, more physical wide receivers. While he isn't an interception factory, his 30 career pass break-ups, rank third among all active NCAA players.
In short, opposing teams do their best to avoid going to his side. The Browns already have a player like that in Joe Haden. With both of them on the field at the same time, they're going to have to make a decision; neither choice is a reassuring one for the opposing quarterback.
Milliner is the type of player that gives instant credibility to the Browns' pass defense and makes teams plan around him. Were Milliner to become a Brown, teams will have to look to beat them on the ground. This potentially means lower-scoring games, narrower margins and, with any luck, another year under the belts of the Browns' young offensive talent, with the Browns taking those close victories.