Jalen Mills named NFC defensive player of the week

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Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills gets targeted a lot.

Last week, he made a team pay for it.

Mills was named NFC defensive player of the week, after his interception return for a touchdown for the Eagles in shutting down the 49ers.

The 2016 seventh-rounder is turning into a more consistent player for the Eagles, and has three interceptions on the season, partly because he’s the corner teams choose to throw at.

For a team that will have to rely on defense more as the season progresses (in light of left tackle Jason Peters‘ season-ending injury), having him making plays certainly helps.

9 responses to “Jalen Mills named NFC defensive player of the week

  1. Jalen mills has really been a good corner for the Eagles this year, doesn’t have elite speed as a corner but really good cover skills and very good tackler, not bad for a 7th round draft pick last year!!!

  2. def coor schwartz deserves credit. he liked mills right from the start. everyone was shocked when he made team over a couple of the other CB options.

  3. chrisk61 says:
    “def coor schwartz deserves credit. he liked mills right from the start. everyone was shocked when he made team over a couple of the other CB options.”

    I think it may have been Eric Rowe. Then they shipped Rowe off to the Pats for a draft pick.
    good work all around, Gym Shortz and Mills!

  4. Mills lulls QBs into mistakes. He gives space underneath which QBs cant help but take. He does that for a little while and then pounces. Its why he is in the top 5 in ints and 2nd in passes defensed. If he had better hands he would already have 7-8 interceptions.

    I really liked him even last year when people were hating on him. Yeah he gave up the occasional deep ball but it wasnt bc of a lack of ability or talent. He just didnt have the technique and the timing of the NFL down yet. Hes learned though that you dont have time to recover on an NFL QBs ball like you do on a college QBs.

    Since hes figured that out hes been a different player. He sometimes gives QBs to much respect, but in a year or two when he gets it all timed out hes gonna be a menace. GOBLINg up interceptions.

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