Eli Apple
Projection
Round 1-2
Grade
A
6.80
Starter

Eli Apple

Cornerback
Ohio State
  • Year: Redshirt Sophomore
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 199
  • 40-Yard: 4.40
  • Arm: 31 ⅜
  • Hand: 9 ⅜

Strong Points

Two-year starter. Very athletic with loose hips, a quick turn and a burst out of his turn. Can transition quickly. Has a strong jam and can mirror opponent all over field. Best at press man coverage. Reacts well to ball in air. Hands. Willing run-support player who can shed and tackle. Very young, won't turn 21 until after camp opens.

Weak Points

Still had two years of eligibility. Haven't seen him play much in zone. He does not consistently wrap up when he tackles. Can get a bit careless in coverage at times.

The Way We See It

Eli is a third-year sophomore and a two-year starter. He is a physical corner who has all the athletic tools needed to excel at the next level. He is tall and long and shows a strong jam at the line of scrimmage. Has the ability to mirror opponent very well in press man. Has excellent body control and transitions quickly. Reacts well to the ball and has good hands. He is a willing run support guy who can tackle but does not consistently wrap up. Because of his age, he may start off as a third corner but he will be a starter in short order. Has the physical tools to be an eventual No. 1 corner.