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2013 NFL Combine results: Dee Milliner solidifies draft stock

After a solid showing at the 2013 NFL Combine, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner can expect to be a top-10 pick come April.

Wesley Hitt

The 2013 NFL Combine came to a close on Tuesday, but it provided a much clearer picture of the upcoming draft in April.

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One of the top prospects in this year's draft had something to prove, and that's Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner. This was the consensus No. 1 CB available in this year's draft, and to many, the top defensive back overall. He had a stellar career with the Crimson Tide, and was consistently one of their best players year in and year out.

Milliner had a hot day at the combine, showing off his skills and incredible athletic ability.

When it came time to run the 40, Milliner posted a blazing 4.31 in his first attempt, and a 4.37 in his second attempt. This was not a fluke by any means. It just shows that this kid is lightning fast and can hang with any receiver at the pro level. The intent on drafting him high was to have a No. 1 lockdown corner, and without the speed, he would've just been labeled an above average defender.

The good thing is that the only knock on Milliner was his speed, but he put that myth to rest in Indianapolis this week. He has the jets required to compete in this league, and should be a top-10 pick in April. The Jaguars at No. 2, the Eagles at No. 4 and the Raiders at No. 5 are all potential suitors early on.

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