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A cornerback has led all rookies in interceptions for three years running now, but I don't know if any of the top corners in this year's class are going to pick off a ton of passes in 2013.
Dee Milliner and D.J. Hayden will both start from Week 1, but Milliner had just six interceptions in three years at Alabama, while Hayden might not have the support in Oakland that is required to make a high quantity of big plays. Desmond Trufant, the Atlanta Falcons' first-round pick this year, had just six picks in four years at Washington.
Matt Elam might be a safety, but he'll likely start from Day 1 in Baltimore, and he might be in the perfect spot to show off his tremendous playmaking ability as a rookie. The Florida product had four picks during his final season at Florida, and support from front-seven defenders like Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil should give him a chance to intercept even more balls in 2013.
Projection: 6 interceptions
Other candidates: Darius Slay (Lions), Leon McFadden (Browns), Johnathan Cyprien (Jaguars), Phillip Thomas (Redskins), Dee Milliner (Jets), D.J. Hayden (Raiders), Desmond Trufant (Falcons)