Scout says Eli Apple ‘can’t cook’ and thus isn’t first-round pick

Former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple is probably one of the more underrated talents in this year’s NFL Draft class, but one anonymous scout isn’t a fan for a strange reason. Speaking to The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, one scout said he wasn’t sold on Apple as a first-round pick simply because the 20-year-old didn’t know how to cook.

“I worry about him because of off-the-field issues,” the scout said. “The kid has no life skills. At all. Can’t cook. Just a baby. He’s not first round for me. He scares me to death.”

OK, since when does whether or not an NFL prospect can cook for himself indicative of how well he can fare on the NFL level? On top of that, how many 20-year-olds do YOU know that can cook their own food? Keep in mind that my brother is 22 and about to graduate college, and I don’t even think he can boil an egg, yet he just got a lucrative job offer in Chicago. Simply put, knowing how to cook isn’t the be-all and end-all of overall success in life.

Sure enough, everyone from Apple’s mother, Annie, to former Buckeyes teammate and fellow NFL Draft prospect Ezekiel Elliott disproved that scout’s opinion on Twitter.

That all being said, scouts should be worried more about whether Apple can keep up with top receivers; if he can stay healthy; if he can stay out of trouble off-the-field, the list goes on.

In terms of his cooking skills, be they good or nonexistent, that is something for Apple to worry about.

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