Eli Apple a stunning selection by Giants with 10th pick in 2016 NFL Draft

EAST RUTHERFORD Voorhees native Eli Apple was the surprise pick by the Giants in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Ohio State cornerback was the 10th overall selection immediately after the Tennessee Titans traded up to grab offensive Cheap Jerseys tackle Jack Conklin and the Chicago Bears jumped one spot ahead of the Giants to take linebacker Leonard Floyd.

Floyd and Conklin were the Giants’ two primary targets.

Apple (6 1, 199) is a long cover corner with questionable ball skills. Some projected him to land with the Jets at pick No. 20. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. didn’t have him going until 29th. The Giants made him a Top 10 pick.

“I didn’t know where I was going to go, honestly,” Apple said. “You hear a lot of things . I was expecting everything.”

Apple, 20, was a two year starter at Ohio State. He possesses ideal size and length (6 1, 199), and is known for his ability as a man to man cornerback.

“A really good, young player. Height, weight, speed. Big school. Only 20 years old. Has all the tools,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “He holds all the tools to be a starter. He was the highest graded player on our board, beyond the guys with issues.”

The issues was in reference to offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and linebacker Myles Jack. Both tumbled down draft boards. After a video surfaced on social media of Tunsil smoking marijuana out of a bong while wearing a mask minutes before the draft, the player once considered the favorite to be selected No. 1 overall went 13th to the Miami Dolphins. Jack was not selected at all in the first round.

The Giants brass said the first nine picks unfolded as they expected, as hard as that appears to believe. They simply took the top available player. They had Apple ranked above cheap nhl jerseys Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves.

“We like Eli just because he’s the No. 1 corner on our board,” vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross said. “The guy is big. He’s fast. He’s athletic. He’s clean off the field. He’s got tremendous upside. He played at a high level on a quality defense with a lot of other playmakers and guys that were going to be drafted.

“We just felt this guy would come in, and with the cornerback group we have, fit wholesale football jerseys in right away and give you some versatility. It was a need position. It was value and need and it worked out good for us.”

The Giants looked into trading up. The price was too expensive. They received a call about moving back, but never considered it a serious offer.

“You trust your board and we got exactly what we wanted, where we wanted,” new coach Ben McAdoo said.

Apple does have potential. He’s young and has all the physical tools necessary to be a shutdown cornerback. But it could take time.

The Giants now view Apple as their third cornerback aside Dominique Rodgers Cromartie and offseason acquisition Janoris Jenkins.

Apple, however, cheap jerseys has little experience playing in the slot. His only exposure there was when following the opposition’s top receiver while at Ohio State.

Canadians at the Combine

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Bridge was a standout at St. Marcellinus High School in Mississauga. He led the school to back to back championships.
“I want cheap nike jerseys to be the next best thing coming out of Canada, Bridge told the Toronto Star in November. only players (from Canada) who really get a shot are offensive and defensive linemen, not really the skilled positions. I want to kind of break that barrier like Mark Rypien and Jesse Palmer did.”
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An elbow injury suffered in Boyko final NCAA game this season kept him out of the recent Shrine Game, but most draft publications still predict he will be selected in the later rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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CHRISTIAN COVINGTON (DT, Vancouver, BC) received his combine invite after announcing that he would forgo his senior year at Rice University in order to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. The three year starter is on track to graduate in May.
The six foot three, 300 pound former Vancouver College star entered the 2014 15 season as a consensus All Conference USA selection. Yet injuries have diminished his spot in mock drafts (on Nov. 1 Covington dislocated his left kneecap against Florida International University).
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The son of former CFL defensive end Grover Covington is currently rated the seventh best defensive tackle in the draft by CBS Sports.
TYLER VARGA(RB, Kitchener, ON) earned his combine invitation after an impressive showing in front of scouts at the January 24 Senior Bowl. The five foot ten, 227 pound versatile back scored two touchdowns in the game, and cheap padres jerseys authentic wholesale to led the North squad to a 34 13 victory in the annual top prospects game. rushed for scores of 13 and seven yards in the fourth quarter.