NFL Mock Draft 2013: Lions take Dee Milliner

Joe Robbins

In what should be the easiest pick to make in the history of sports, Detroit could upgrade its secondary at No. 5 overall.

The Detroit Lions lost the final eight games of the 2012 season, due in large part to a secondary that would have trouble stopping a high school passing attack.

Detroit needs secondary help as much as any team in football, which is why my brilliant colleagues Dan Kadar and Matthew Fairburn have Alabama Crimson Tide corner Dee Milliner heading to the Motor City with the No. 5 overall selection.

Milliner obviously comes from a tremendous program, winner of three national championships and one of the stars last season for head coach Nick Saban. The best corner in the nation by most scouts' estimations, Milliner would come in and immediately upgrade the outside for the Lions.

Detroit coach Jim Schwartz has an excellent offense with quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson, but needs to find some kind of defensive firepower behind the front seven.

With Milliner a perfect fit for the Lions, it's hard to see a scenario where Detroit doesn't snatch up the 6'0, 211-pound corner.

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