As the 2013 NFL draft grows near, teams continue to work out multiple college prospects in order to find out what young players will fit their system. As experts fill out their mock drafts, stock on certain players rise and fall.
While the top of the draft boards seems like a lock at this point, players are fighting for their draft position.
Here is the latest buzz on some talent that can be found in the early rounds this year.
Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Milliner is projected as the No. 1 cornerback in this year’s draft. After his performance in the national championship game against Notre Dame, Milliner only proved his status and cemented himself as the best defensive back prospect in the draft.
Milliner was supposed to meet with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week, but the team with the No. 4 overall pick cancelled the meeting.
Although the Eagles have a desperate need at the cornerback position after losing Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, they seem to be leaning toward a lineman in the draft, bringing in Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher for workouts in the last two weeks.
Milliner has met with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins and still has a meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs in the future.
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Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
This isn’t one of the most well-known cornerbacks in this year’s draft. That may be due to the fact that Commings is ranked No. 18 at his position.
Although CBSSports.com has him projected to go in the fifth round, there have been reports that the former Bulldog has drawn some interest and has met with multiple teams in the last few weeks, the latest being the Tennessee Titans, according to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com.
With his physical play and his ability to also play safety, Commings could eventually find himself being picked on the second day of the draft.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
The quick-shifting Crimson Tide running back improved his draft stock dramatically in the national championship game against Notre Dame. The offensive line allowed Lacy to get to the second level on a consistent basis. When defensive players were allowed in the backfield, Lacy cut one way and left the opposition in the dust.
Lacy’s pro day, however, told a different story. Reports have said that he wasn’t quick in the 40-yard dash and wasn’t in shape after he was unable to finish the workout.
I don’t put much into pro days, but when a player is so out of shape that he can’t complete the workout, it doesn’t look good to NFL scouts.