The Eagles have the fourth overall pick and they have visited with plenty of the players expected to go early in the first round of the draft, but they won’t be meeting with the man considered to be the best cornerback in this year’s class.
Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Eagles cancelled a scheduled visit this week. The Eagles have signed Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher to help replace the departed Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but they are expected to make some further additions to the unit via the draft.
Canceling Milliner’s visit could be seen as a sign that he won’t be one of those additions, especially with the Eagles spending lots of time talking to offensive and defensive linemen recently. Of course, one can only take so much at face value in the silly season that leads up to the draft so the cancellation could also be regarded as a smokescreen designed to keep others from learning of any Philly interest in Milliner’s services.
Milliner has met with plenty of other teams picking in the top 10 and he’s expected to be off the board early in the first day whether or not the Eagles are the team picking him.