The NFL Draft following his final year at LSU served as just another hurdle for Mills to overcome. Analysts rated Mills as a potential second-round pick. He was almost not selected at all.
Mills watched all 253 picks of the draft and took note of the defensive backs who were selected ahead of him. He came to Philadelphia and quickly caught the eyes of the coaching staff in the spring practices.
However, he really turned heads when he reported for Training Camp with what is now his trademark green hair. It started as a joke with a friend. Mills is a big Dragon Ball Z fan and green is his favorite color, so he laughed at the idea until he decided to go for it. It was a hit with the fans, but it also put a bullseye on him.
“Coach (Jim) Schwartz said, ‘If you’re going to wear that green on your hair you better be covering everybody out here.’ There was for sure a target on my back with him,” Mills recalls.