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Ranking The New York Jets First-Round NFL Draft Candidates

7. Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

Could there be two Eli’s in the Big Apple come Friday morning?

It sure is possible.

Aside from Jalen Ramsey and Vernon Hargreaves, Buckeye Eli Apple is the best cornerback in the draft. With Darrelle Revis on one side and uncertainty on the other (thanks to the decline and ultimate cutting of Antonio Cromartie), Apple could fit right in.

At 6’1” and 199 lbs., his 4.40 40-yard dash is more than enough speed to man the sidelines on top-tiered talent.


The question will come down to whether or not Maccagnan goes corner over other, more pressing needs such as edge rusher and the next position we’re about to discuss.

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