Dee MillinerCornerback | Alabama
Milliner went from a part-time starter a year ago to the most outstanding defensive back on arguably the top defense in the country. The junior is fourth in the country in passes defended and has become by all accounts a shutdown corner.
His game isn't limited to pass coverage, though. Milliner is fifth on the Crimson Tide with 51 tackles, four going for loss and 1.5 coming by way of a sack.
Milliner was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the country's top defensive back and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the best defensive player.
-- Alex Scarborough