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Todd McShay projects Alabama's Milliner, Warmack as top 10 picks in 2013 NFL Draft

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ESPN's Todd McShay projects Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner (No. 28) to be drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 7th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. (abc3340.com) ESPN's Todd McShay projects Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner (No. 28) to be drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 7th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. (abc3340.com)
McShay predicts Alabama's All-American offensive lineman Chance Warmack (No.65) will be drafted 10th overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2013 NFL Draft. (abc3340.com) McShay predicts Alabama's All-American offensive lineman Chance Warmack (No.65) will be drafted 10th overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2013 NFL Draft. (abc3340.com)

ESPN draft guru Todd McShay released his initial mock NFL Draft for 2013, and he projects Alabama players Dee Milliner and Chance Warmack to be drafted in the top 10 of the first round.

Dee Milliner, 6'1, 199 pounds

McShay has Milliner, a junior cornerback from Millbrook, Ala., slated to be drafted 7th overall by the Detroit Lions.

"...corner is the Lions' biggest need and Milliner has the potential to be an immediate starter." McShay stated in his description of Alabama's best defensive back.

The Stanhope Elmore product has been a three-year contributor for Nick Saban's highly-ranked defenses, and many scouts feel Milliner is the top defensive back prospect in this year's draft class.

Milliner leads the nation in passes broken up this season with 18, and was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award and Bronko Nagurski Award. He has 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks through 13 games.

Milliner was a five-star prospect coming out of high school.

Chance Warmack, 6'3, 320 pounds

McShay projects Warmack, a senior left guard from Atlanta, Ga., to be selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 10th overall pick and first player taken at his position.

"He is one of the best guards I've ever evaluated, an easy mover in pass protection who shows plenty of smarts and is also a nasty run-blocker." McShay states in his description of Warmack.

The First-Team All-American has started 39 games for the Crimson Tide, and has played a pivotal role in Alabama's dominant rushing attack which averaged 224.6 yards per game in 2012.

Warmack was a three-star prospect coming out of high school.

Of the 32 first-round picks, McShay predicts 15 players, including Milliner and Warmack, from the SEC will hear their names called on the first day of the 2013 NFL Draft.

McShay's 1st round projections for other SEC players:

Damontra Moore, defensive end, Texas A&M -- No. 2 Jacksonville Jaguars

Luke Joeckl, offensive tackle, Texas A&M -- No. 4 Philadelphia Eagles

Barkevious Mingo, defensive end, LSU -- No. 6 Tennessee Titans

Jarvis Jones, outside linebacker, Georgia -- No. 13 New Orleans Saints

Sam Montgomery, defensive end, LSU -- No. 14 Tampa Bay Bucs

Jake Matthews, offensive tackle, Texas A&M -- No. 15 New York Jets

Alec Ogletree, inside linebacker, Georgia -- No. 17 Cincinnati Bengals

John Jenkins, defensive tackle, Georgia -- No. 21 Pittsburgh Steelers

Justin Hunter, wide receiver, Tennessee -- No. 22 Seattle Seahawks

Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri -- No. 23 Chicago Bears

Johnthan Banks, defensive back, Mississippi State -- No. 25 New York Giants

Corey Lemonier, defensive end/outside linebacker, Auburn -- No. 26 Baltimore Ravens

Shariff Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida -- No. 29 San Francisco 49ers

 

 

 

 

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