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2013 NFL Draft: Dee Milliner, Matt Elam visit Jaguars

Milliner and Elam each earned All-America and All-SEC nods during their junior seasons in 2012 before declaring for the Draft.


Each NFL team has a total of 30 pre-Draft visits to allocate and it appears as though the Jaguars are primarily using those visits on players that are projected to go in the top two rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft. According to Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars hosted Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner on Wednesday, and Florida safety Matt Elam tweeted Wednesday that he was on his way to Jacksonville for a visit.

Milliner is considered by most to be the top defensive back in the draft class after a strong junior year with the Crimson Tide in 2012. At 6-0, 201 pounds with 32.08-inch arms, he's solid size but he isn't the prototypically lengthy cornerback that Gus Bradley has tended to target. Also hurting Milliner's chances at being selected by the Jaguars is the fact that no cornerback has been selected in the top four since Charles Woodson in 1998.

Elam isn't a very lengthy player either at 5-10, 208 pounds; however, he has the speed, explosiveness and hitting ability that is ideal for a strong safety. In Bradley's defense in Seattle, he had Kam Chancellor (6-3, 231) at strong safety which has led many to believe that he'll target a similarly large player like USC's T.J. McDonald or Richmond's Cooper Taylor.

Both Milliner and Elam were named to the AP First-team All-American team during their junior seasons in 2012 before both electing to forego their senior seasons and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. In the latest draft rankings from SB Nation's Dan Kadar, Milliner is listed as the fourth best prospect while Elam ranks as No. 37.