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Safety Jalen Mills is the first of the Eagles' three seventh-round picks

PHILADELPHIA -- With the first of their three seventh-round picks in the NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected LSU safety Jalen Mills.

My take: Mills had an eventful couple of years at LSU. Two years ago, he was arrested for battery for allegedly punching a woman. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and later dropped.

Last year, Mills broke his left fibula, an injury that also affected his ankle. The injury caused Mills to miss five games. He returned in time to play in seven games.

In 46 games at LSU, Mills intercepted six passes and broke up 16 more. He played cornerback, nickelback and safety during his career.

New Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz places a high value on cornerbacks. His pressure defense forces corners to hold their coverage while the pass rush gets home.

The Eagles are hoping that Mills, Blake Countess and 2015 picks Randall Evans and JaCorey Shepherd can compete and provide some depth in the secondary.