Jalen Mills

Jalen Mills

27-Year-Old CornerbackCB
New England Patriots
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Mills was signed this offseason to beef up New England's secondary after recording a career-high 74 tackles with the Eagles last season. He's projected to start the season as the team's starting right cornerback, with incumbent Stephin Gilmore slated to miss at least six games while on the PUP list. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $24 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2021.
Clears COVID protocols
CBNew England Patriots
January 17, 2022
Mills was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
ANALYSIS
Mills spent six days in COVID protocols and was forced to miss the Patriots' playoff loss to the Bills on Saturday. The 27-year-old finished his season with 47 tackles (35 solo), seven passes defensed and a fumble recovery in 16 contests.
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New England PatriotsPatriots 2021 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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95482%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jalen Mills' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
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 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.
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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Out Saturday
CBNew England Patriots
Illness
January 14, 2022
Mills did not travel with the Patriots and will remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.
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Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list
CBNew England Patriots
Undisclosed
January 11, 2022
Mills (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Returns to action
CBNew England Patriots
November 14, 2021
Mills (arm) has returned to Sunday's game against the Browns, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
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Questionable to return
CBNew England Patriots
Arm
November 14, 2021
Mills (arm) is questionable to return Sunday against the Browns.
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Will play against Dallas
CBNew England Patriots
October 17, 2021
Mills (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against Dallas.
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