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