Ranking former Eagles draftees who now play on other NFL teams

Carson Wentz #11, Washington Commanders (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Carson Wentz #11, Washington Commanders (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Philadelphia Eagles
Rasul Douglas #29, Green Bay Packers (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

. . . Jalen Mills, Patriots. 8. player. 47

Two former Eagles corners find their way onto the list.

It seems ridiculous now to believe that this was ever a theory, but Jalen Mills was once an NFL prospect that some thought had second-round talent. Character issues were a part of his discussion, and he slid to Round 7. That’s where the Eagles grabbed him, with the 233rd-overall selection.

He wasn’t perfect. He bit on double-moves far too often. He was a little slow (and still is), but whenever he was on the field, you could just see that he lifted the spirits of his Eagles teammates.

In 2022, his first season with the New England Patriots, he tallied 47 total tackles. 35 were of the solo variety. He also broke up seven passes in 16 regular-season games with 16 starts.

7. player. 49. . . . Rasul Douglas, Packers

Jalen Mills slid into Malcolm Jenkins’ vacated spot n the depth chart when the best safety they had since Brian Dawkins was allowed to walk. Perhaps they should have tried Rasul Douglas at safety as well.

Douglas was serviceable for Philadelphia. We’ll say that. He wasn’t great. He wasn’t awful. Like Mills, he was a little slow, and he got beat a lot, but it felt like, if he was utilized correctly, he’d be good.

He’s found a new lease on life in Green Bay with the Packers, appearing in 12 games with nine starts in 2021 and turning in 57 tackles, five interceptions, 13 pass breakups, a forced fumble, and two defensive touchdowns. He’ll look to prove that was no fluke this season.