The Philadelphia Eagles drafted a player in the seventh round at No. 233 that many did not expect to be available. LSU safety Jalen Mills was rated as high as a second round talent by some. CBS Sports lists him as a third round pick. Character concerns and injury issues caused Mills to fall. The Eagles took a gamble and it might pay off. It remains to be seen if Mills will compete for playing time at cornerback or safety. He could be a nice backup to have with starting potential down the line. Here are some more reactions to the pick.
The player Jalen Mills reminded me of...Walter Thurmond. Never thought Mills would slide to the 7th round. Really surprising.— Tommy Lawlor (@lawlornfl) April 30, 2016
#Eagles haven't been character-averse on Day 3. Jalen Mills one of best available. If he's good off-field, just got awesome DB value.— Eric Galko (@OptimumScouting) April 30, 2016
Oh snap, #Eagles got a really good player with Jalen Mills— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 30, 2016
Very good coverage by Jalen Mills here, but not great ball placement by Kessler. Could have been a TD. pic.twitter.com/XMC5JnQ5am— Ethan Young (@NFLDrafter) January 31, 2016
Jalen Mills has a 6th sense when it comes to man... pic.twitter.com/oAwBDMg014— Mykel (@thatdraftguy) January 29, 2016
Jalen Mills means business https://t.co/EaTbyl2e39— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) January 27, 2016