WATCH: An emotional Jalen Mills reacts to being drafted by Eagles


Being drafted into the NFL after working your entire life to be given such an opportunity is said to be one of the most emotional moments of a player’s career. For Eagles Safety and seventh round pick Jalen Mills, it means even more than that.

From a huge injury setback to a controversial incident away from the football field, the path to the NFL has been anything but easy for Mills. After a slow 40-yard dash time at the combine, things weren’t looking as bright as they once were for the vocal leader of the LSU Defense. But then, everything changed.

The Eagles selected Mills in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft and understandably, the emotions were at an all time high for the 22 year old and his family.

Mills posted this video on his Facebook page yesterday which shows just how much being drafted means to him.

Welcome to Philadelphia, Jalen.