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Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: Jalen Mills, S

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Hogs Haven takes a look at draftees who could potentially help the Redskins in 2016.

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Jalen Mills, Safety

School: LSU | Conference: SEC

College Experience: Senior | Age: 21

Height/Weight: 6-1 / 194 lbs

Projected Draft Status: 2nd or 3rd Round

NFL Comparison:

College Statistics


Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2012 Louisiana State SEC FR DB 13 38 19 57 0.0 0.0 7 0 0 0 0
*2013 Louisiana State SEC SO CB 13 45 22 67 4.0 3.0 3 -6 -2.0 0 3 0 0
*2014 Louisiana State SEC JR S 13 26 36 62 3.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 5 1 0
2015 Louisiana State SEC SR S 6 25 5 30 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Career Louisiana State 134 82 216 8.0 4.0 4 -6 -1.5 0 18 1 0 0 0

Player Overview

Jalen Mills played four years at LSU, being named to the CBS Sports All-American Team in his senior season. A leg injury prevented him from playing a full year his senior season.

Mills might be a bit undersized to be an imposing free safety in the NFL, and from what I've watched isn't very physical. He may have to transition to corner at the next level, which is a position he's been practicing at the Senior Bowl.

Strengths

  • Good size to play cornerback in the NFL.
  • Watched him blitz the quarterback well against Alabama.

Weaknesses

  • Watched three games of his and frequently saw him on the losing end of passing plays. Couldn't get over in time to stop huge plays by Sammie Coates of Auburn. When going man-to-man with a receiver, quarterbacks had no issue throwing in his direction.
  • He ain't bout that tackling life in the run game. Saw him jog it out when he was not within 5-yards or so of running plays. Avoided Derrick Henry like he was covered in Ebola sauce.





How He Would Fit on the Redskins

To be completely honest, I don't see Mills as a member of the Redskins. I can't imagine McCloughan pulling the trigger on a guy who doesn't show a certain amount of toughness, violence and physicality on the field.