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NFL Draft Results: Eagles pick Jalen Mills, LSU safety at No. 233

Meet the No. 233 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, LSU S Jalen Mills, and now the newest member of the Philadelphia Eagles' secondary.

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With the No. 233 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select ... LSU safety Jalen Mills.

The 22-year-old Mills measures in at 6-0, 191 pounds. In 45 games played over four years at LSU, Mills finished with 216 total tackles (eight for loss), four sacks, six interceptions, and 11 passes defensed.

Some are surprised Mills fell to the seventh round. He has talent but he also has some character concerns. Mills was arrested for second-degree battery of a woman in 2014. The chargers were reduced to a misdemeanor.

Mills also has an injury history. He fractured his leg and tore ligaments in his ankle in mid-August 2015.

The Eagles made it known they were looking for safety depth in this draft class and Mills fits the bill. He'll compete for a depth job behind sure-fire starters Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod.

Here's a scouting report via

Strengths - Four-year starter from deep, talented conference. Has slot cover ability. Hips are loose and he's able to open and mirror receivers from press. Uses crisp, controlled footwork out of his transitions. Locates the deep pass and can turn to make plays on the ball. Very aware from zone and handles his responsibilities without many busts. Good blitzer from the slot.

Weaknesses - Thin­-waisted with a finesse frame.Takes iffy angles to the ball and isn’t as committed in run support as evaluators would like. Was not a productive tackler near the line of scrimmage. Mix and match traits might have him caught between slot corner and free safety. Lacks desired speed to carry vertical threats. Shows some confusion on combo routes.

Bottom Line - Mills was injured in the off­season and missed some time early in the season while recovering from a fractured fibula. Mills isn’t as physical as teams would like in run support but will do what he has to. In man coverage, he's rock ­solid until he has to chase vertical jack­rabbits and then it can get a little dicey. Mills will probably get action in sub ­packages early on, but might not be the every-­down player that some expect.


Eagles remaining needs

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Eagles remaining draft picks

1st (2) - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
3rd (79) - Isaac Seumalo, OL, Oregon State
5th (153) - Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia
5th (164) - Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OL, TCU
6th (196) - Blake Countess, DB, Auburn
7th (233) - Jalen Mills, S, LSU
7th (240) -
7th  (251) -

Click here for the entire 2016 NFL Draft order.

2016 NFL Draft schedule

Saturday, April 30 - 12 PM EST (Rounds 4-6 - 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)

TV schedule: NFL Network and ESPN.

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