Jalen Mills
Jalen Mills
26-Year-Old SafetyS
Philadelphia Eagles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Mills is moving to safety in 2020 and will be tasked with replacing stalwart Malcolm Jenkins, whose option the Eagles declined. In converting the 26-year-old from cornerback, the team is taking a sizable risk, considering Mills has played the position in just one game in his whole pro career - Week 11 of last season against the Patriots - and he's never quite excelled at his old job in four years in the league. Will Parks signed on as insurance and fourth-round pick K'Von Wallace waits in the wings in case Mills isn't up to the task, but if he is he should easily surpass his career-high 62 tackles while contributing a solid number of pass breakups and a few sacks. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Eagles in March of 2020.
Primed for hybrid role
SPhiladelphia Eagles
April 1, 2020
The Eagles likely will use Mills in a hybrid role similar to the one Malcolm Jenkins handled in past seasons, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Zangaro points to a Week 11 game against New England as evidence Mills can be more than just an outside cover corner. His stellar performance in that contest may have contributed to the Eagles' decision to let Jenkins leave for New Orleans in free agency, with Mills representing a cheaper alternative for the hybrid safety/slot role. That's not to say there won't be any drop off, but Mills has an opportunity to approach Jenkins' IDP production from six seasons in Philadelphia -- averages of 85.8 tackles, 9.7 pass breakups, 2.0 forced fumbles, 1.8 interceptions and 1.0 fumble recovery per year. Of course, Jenkins started all 16 games in each of those seasons, while Mills missed 15 contests over the past two years alone.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jalen Mills' measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
191 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.61 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.86 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Mills sprained his foot Week 8 of last season and didn't play another down the rest of the way. Before entering OTAs with the injury in tow, he flirted with the NFL's personal conduct policy, getting arrested in mid-April for a fight with Devin Robinson, a forward in the NBA. Mills likely has a starting gig, when healthy and available, but he'll have his work cut out for him in the final year of his rookie contract and other capable corners (Ronald Darby, Avonte Maddox, Cre'von LeBlanc, Rasul Douglas) on the roster.
Mills shored up what was supposed to be a weak position in Philadelphia in 2017, exceeding his rookie-season tackle total with 64 and doubling the number of passes he defensed to 14 to go with three interceptions. He projects to retain his starting cornerback gig at least at the start of the season, but as perhaps the most versatile of the Eagles' defensive backs, he (along with his IDP value) could shift to the slot and/or nickelback in order to accommodate 2017 second-round pick Sidney Jones - if the latter can prove he's fully recovered from his ruptured Achilles. With another 2017 draftee, Rasul Douglas, also in the mix for snaps, Mills may not be on the field as much in the upcoming season, which would lower his ceiling in fantasy leagues.
After falling to the seventh round of the 2016 draft, the LSU product ended up becoming a starter over the course of his first NFL season. A year later, Mills' gig seems safe since the only serious alternatives the Eagles have are injury-prone 30-year-old-to-be Patrick Robinson and rookie Rasul Douglas, who will likely battle it out for the other starting corner slot. After recording 62 tackles and deflecting seven passes last year, Mills could very well repeat or exceed that production in 2017.
Though taken in the seventh round, Mills was generally thought of as a mid-round talent prior to the draft. What's more, head coach Doug Pederson is on record saying that Mills is already in front of 2015 second-round pick Eric Rowe on the CB depth chart. However, Mills is still firmly behind a trio of Leodis McKelvin, Nolan Carroll and Ron Brooks and may not see the field often during his rookie campaign.
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Back with Eagles
SPhiladelphia Eagles
March 17, 2020
Mills and the Eagles agreed to terms on a one-year contract Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Set to become free agent
SPhiladelphia Eagles
January 19, 2020
Mills recorded 41 tackles (29 solo), an interception and seven pass breakups in nine games during the 2019 season.
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Ready to go
SPhiladelphia Eagles
January 2, 2020
Mills (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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No-go for pivotal clash
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Ankle
December 29, 2019
Mills (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.
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Questionable Week 17
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Ankle
December 27, 2019
Mills (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.
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