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The Buffalo Bills used their No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft on South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore, but there still is a big need at the position.
Aside from Gilmore, the Bills are left with Justin Rogers, Aaron Williams, Ron Brooks, and Crezdon Butler, none of which have proven they can handle a full-time role in the secondary. Recently hired defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine, likes to blitz a lot, which leaves cornerbacks in man coverage situations.
The Bills need to add another lock-down option in the defensive backfield to shut down opposing wide receivers, and Alabama's DeMarcus "Dee" Milliner could be that player.
Milliner has been a remarkable asset to the Crimson Tide's defense, recording 136 tackles, six interceptions, 36 pass deflections, and nine tackles for a loss in his three seasons in Tuscaloosa. He's 6'1" and weighs 199 pounds, giving him adequate size to compete with the ever-growing statures of wide receivers in the National Football League.
Milliner can press receivers at the line of scrimmage, and has an excellent backpedal. He has above average ball skills, and plays passes in the air very well. He displays high-end tackling skills, but could work on his run support.
If the Bills were to use their No. 8 overall pick on Milliner, it would give the team one of the top, young secondaries for years to come.