Dee Milliner: Video Highlights for Former Alabama CB
To most, Dee Milliner is the top cornerback in the 2013 NFL draft class. At 6'0'' and 200 pounds, this former Alabama Crimson Tide star has ideal size to match up with the opposition's No. 1 receiver on the outside.
He reeled in six interceptions in three years on Nick Saban's team and certainly showed a willingness as a run defender when he was brought into the box.
Here are the top plays from Dee Milliner's illustrious college career, ones that demonstrate what he does best from his defensive back position.
Interception Return vs. Michigan
This gift-wrapped interception was Milliner's first of the 2012 season, and it came in the opener against Michigan after he emphatically shoved wideout Roy Roundtree out of bounds in press coverage.
Milliner's 35-yard return showcased his impressive agility, burst and straight-line speed. He has deceptive playmaking capabilities in the open field.
The intimidating cornerback also defended four passes in that game.
Interception vs. Ole Miss
After being flushed out of the pocket, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace tried to squeeze a pass down the field as he scrambled against the grain.
Milliner stayed low and kept his eyes on the quarterback and was in a perfect position to make the interception.
Another rather easy pick, but Milliner demonstrated sound coverage discipline.
Pick-Six vs. Auburn in 2011
Against the rival Auburn Tigers in 2011, Milliner started at the top of the screen and drifted toward the middle of the field to cover the wideout running down the seam.
The pass was slightly overthrown and Milliner made the easy interception.
After the pick, he had eyes for the end zone and scampered 35 yards for the score.
Huge Hit and Pass Breakup Against Arkansas
In their 2012 meeting against Alabama, the Arkansas Razorbacks attempted a throwback pass early in the game and actually found an open receiver down the far sideline.
Milliner tracked the ball amazingly, and after it was caught by the wideout, the Crimson Tide cornerback delivered a huge hit that jarred the ball loose.
The timing on the hit was just as important as the power behind it.
Clearly, Milliner isn't afraid to lower the boom if need be.
Pass Breakup on Double Move vs. Michigan
This was one of Milliner's most telling plays of the season.
He exhibited dedication to fundamentals when he didn't bite on Devin Gardner's double move and then showed his ball skills and leaping ability when he high-pointed the jump ball and broke up the pass although the big Wolverines receiver got his hands on it.
NFL coaches will love this coverage sequence.
Split Sack Against Ole Miss
Milliner is quite the athlete, but he doesn't let his immense physical talents make him an out-of-control over-pursuing player on the field.
On this split sack against Ole Miss in 2012, Milliner's speed off the edge is noticeable, as he was sent on a disguised cornerback blitz.
But instead of initially closing in on the quarterback, which may have created a lane for Bo Wallace to scramble, with help inside, Milliner calmly set the edge before making a form tackle behind the line.