Eli Apple – 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Eli Apple

CB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
CB Ohio State 13 SO 4-3 Base

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 200 4.5 6'1 199 31 3/8 9 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.4 DNP DNP 13 DNP DNP

Overview:

Apple has good size, he is a good tackler, and has good instincts. He is also decent in coverage. On the other side, he is still young, only a redshirt sophomore, he tends to make some unneeded mistakes, he has a hard time with taller receivers, he also tends to get manhandled at time in coverage, and he is a bit inexperienced, as he only played 2 full seasons at Ohio State. With that said, I expect Apple to be a 2nd round pick, with the possibility to sneak into the 1st round.

Strengths:

He has good size

has good speed

he is a good tackler

has good instincts

decent in coverage

Weaknesses:

He is still young as he is only a Redshirt Sophomore

he tends to make some unneeded mistakes

he has hard times against taller receivers

he tends to get manhandled out there

he gets burned at times while in coverage

Inexperienced as he only played 2 full seasons at Ohio State

Career Stats:

Games Played: 28

Tackles: 66

Tackles For Loss: 7.5

Interceptions: 4

Pass Breakups: 18