The New York Giants made a surprising move when they selected Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple with the tenth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft last week. Despite the move being a confusing one, they are excited about what he is going to bring to the table for them this year.
Apple recently became one of the first first-round selections to sign a rookie contract with his team. NFL.com’s Marc Sessler reported that the deal is good for four years with a fifth-year option.
The Giants lost former first-round pick Prince Amukamara to the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency. However, they were able to bring in former St. Louis Ram Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is expected to play a bigger role this year.
Eli Apple will likely hold down the position alongside those two and be able to make an immediate impact for the team. During his career with the Buckeyes, Apple recorded four interceptions, 17 pass deflections, and 86 total tackles.
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