Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 199
40: 4.4
Year: 3So

Eli Apple

School: Ohio State
Position: CB
Positive: Three-year starter who posted a career-best 53 tackles as a sophomore after 17 pass breakups the prior year. Aggressive shutdown cornerback coming off a disappointing season. Athletic, fluid in transition and plays with excellent balance and body control. Quick flipping his hips off the line, stays with receivers out of breaks and has a burst to the action. Effectively reads or anticipates the play, tracks the deep pass in the air and positions himself to make plays on the ball. Easily runs downfield with opponents, battles throughout the action and mixes it up attempting to defend the throw. Stays with receivers on crossing routes, displays a sense of timing and gets vertical to defend the throw. Works to get off blocks and make plays up the field against the run or screen passes.
Negative: Seemed off his game at times last season and was overmatched. Gives up a fair number of receptions in the underneath field. Instincts have been questioned by some
Analysis: Apple played like a top 10 pick his first two seasons with the Buckeyes then took a step back last season as a junior. At the top of his game he's a shutdown cornerback with immediate starting potential at the next level and the ability to play in a variety of defensive schemes.

Updated 4/28
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Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr