Jean-Gilles was chosen in the fourth round of the NFL Draft with the 99th overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles. Many people did expect him to go higher because of his athleticism and playing ability, but his inability to control his weight might have played into that decision. He and offensive tackle Winston Justice, who was drafted in the second round also by the Eagles, were supposed to have helped with the rebuilding process of the offensive line. On July 10, 2006, Jean-Gilles signed a four-year contract with the Eagles.
College Experience: Earned First Team All-SEC and All-American honors as a senior at Georgia... Did not miss a game due to injury in his Bulldogs career... Was part of a Bulldogs class that set a school record with 44 victories.