2013 NFL mock draft: Gil Brandt has Lions taking Dee Milliner

Streeter Lecka

Gil Brandt has released a 2013 NFL mock draft that has the Detroit Lions taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.

NFL.com's Gil Brandt has released a 2013 NFL mock draft. For those who don't know, Brandt is a former vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, and now he serves as an analyst for NFL.com. He brings a lot of good insight on the NFL Draft, so it's worth highlighting his new mock draft.

In his mock draft, Brandt has the Detroit Lions passing up a defensive end to take Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner. Many analysts believe that Milliner isn't worthy of the No. 5 overall pick, but Brandt apparently disagrees with that notion given that he has the Lions taking him.

Personally, I'd rather go with a defensive end like Texas A&M's Damontre Moore instead of Milliner at this point in time. While the Lions certainly need help at cornerback, I tend to lean toward the side that doesn't think Milliner is worth a top-five pick. That could obviously change in the coming months, but I'd go defensive end.

What's interesting about Brandt's mock draft is that he has Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going first overall to the Kansas City Chiefs. He then has Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner going to the Jacksonville Jaguars with the second overall pick. The third and fourth picks in Brandt's mock draft are West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (Oakland Raiders) and Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack (Philadelphia Eagles). This would leave Moore on the board for the Lions, but Brandt has the Cleveland Browns taking him at No. 6 overall.

What do you think: Is Milliner worthy of the fifth overall pick?

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