Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner won’t be making a trip to Philadelphia, but he could definitely see himself making beautiful music in Cleveland.
Milliner told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer he thought he and Browns cornerback Joe Haden would quickly become the best tandem in the NFL.
“I really think we can,” Milliner said. “Not to be cocky or anything, but I think we’d be two really dynamic players who could go out and do great things for this defense.”
Asked if there was a pair that could top them, Milliner couldn’t think of one.
“No, not right now, I don’t think so,” he said. “Oh man, that would be awesome. I think we’d make a great combo and we’d accomplish some great things together.”
Milliner met Haden Monday during a pre-draft visit, a chance to meet someone he played against during Haden’s days at Florida and studied on film since then.
“I study the top cornerbacks in the league to see what techniques I can put into my arsenal,” Milliner. “I’ve watched film of guys like Champ Bailey, Darrelle Revis, Patrick Peterson and Joe. Joe has great fundamentals and he’s definitely going to be one of the great DBs in the game. I really enjoyed meeting him. I’ve played against him, but have never really gotten a chance to talk to him.”
Former Crimson Tide teammate Trent Richardson has also given Milliner a Cleveland sales pitch.
The Browns have needs such that taking a corner with the sixth pick is far from a given, but having someone excited about being a Brown, and someone who would solidify a position, is an intriguing thought.