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as far as corners during the Saban era? #1 for me. His development has been amazing since his freshman year. Top notch ball skills and very good in run support. Kirkpatrick was a nice corner but Dee looks to be on another level.
1. Dee Milliner
2. Javier Arenas
3. Dre Kirkpatrick
4. Kareem Jackson
5. Dequan Menzie.....trailed closely by Marquis Johnson
This post was edited by UA dogg20 19 months ago
He is the best corner since langham
This post was edited by tsomerv 19 months ago
He is extremely talented and has all the tools in the world. People are still throwing at him like they did Dre the 1st half of last year but it's early in the season. By the end of the year, he certainly could be top this list.
1. Dre Kirkpatrick
2. Dee Milliner
3. Kareem Jackson
4. Dequan Menzie
5. Javier Arenas (in terms of pure overall value, Arenas would be much higher and could top this list because of special teams and his ability to blitz out of the star position; however, I was focusing on ability as a pure CB and Arenas was the most susceptible to getting beat)
6. Marquis Johnson
you may be right. I was gonna say he is the best corner since Townsend but he may be better than him.
I forget Javy played alot at the star position and most of his picks his senior year were from that position. I'll slide him below Dre but I still like him better than Kareem and Menzie as a corner.
Can't agree with that though respect your opinion. Javy is one of my favorite players ever though in 2009 the coaches clearly left Kareem on an island though shifted safeties over to help Javy when in base. In Nickle he was in star and Johnson played the other corner and the safeties shifted towards MJ. Kareem was by the far the best cover corner and was excellent in run support as well.
I agree that Milliner has the *potential* to be the best since Langham. I want to wait until we play more games this year, but I tend to agree with you.
Milliner is clearly the most athletically gifted corner since Langham. Milliner's athletic skills that are superior to what Fermando Bryant, Deshea Townsend, Kareem Jackson, Javier Arenas, or Dre Kirkpatrick had.
The funny thing to me is that they really seemed to try and pick on him the last two years and he has made huge strides and has made the most of his "learning" over the past couple of years. He is so quick and is strong. I kind of chuckled when he and Ha Ha knocked each off the interception last night and they both laid on the ground for a few seconds lamenting that they did not get it.
#1 by a decent margin.
With a "beast" combine as expected...top 10 pick right now......he might go top 5 in the draft. Similar to where Patrick Peterson went.
If he can get his hands on a kickoff and "house it" or show his game speed....look out for his draft status to rise even more and solidify top 5.
I think the biggest sign of Milliner's talents is Saban's willingness to move him around on defense. This prevents offenses from being able to totally avoid him, which is why we continually see passes to be thrown his way. This is not something Saban has done with any of his previous cornerbacks at Bama.
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