Eli Apple
Eli Apple
25-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Cincinnati Bengals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The tenth overall pick in 2016, Apple will play for the third team of his young career in joining the Panthers ahead of the 2020 campaign. After initial turbulence in New York, Apple found his footing in New Orleans last season, finishing with 58 tackles, four passes defended and a fumble recovery while starting all 15 games he played. In Carolina, the Panthers will hope Apple carries that consistency into a cornerback group that's largely unproven following James Bradberry's first-agent departure. Although recent second-rounder Donte Jackson returns, his uneven play could very well see Apple top the depth chart with his new team. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Bengals in March of 2021.
Heads to Cincinnati
CBCincinnati Bengals
March 23, 2021
Apple signed with the Bengals on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Apple dealt with ankle, foot and hamstring injuries, and he played in just two games before being cut by the Panthers in late October. The 2016 10th overall pick will head to his fourth team in four years hoping for a fresh start. In his last full season in 2019, Apple registered 58 tackles, four pass breakups and a forced fumble over 15 games with the Saints. He'll have an opportunity to play a significant role in Cincinnati's defense next year alongside fellow corners Chidobe Awuzie and Trae Waynes (pectoral).
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Cincinnati BengalsBengals 2020 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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Measurables Review
How do Eli Apple's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
203 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.40 sec
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After two and a half rocky seasons with the Giants both on the field and in the locker room, Apple received a much-needed change of scenery in October, when he was dealt to the Saints. In New Orleans, the 2016 first-round pick immediately supplanted the struggling Ken Crawley at the starting cornerback spot opposite Marshon Lattimore, helping the Saints' pass defense stage a dramatic turnaround in the process. While he didn't grade out as a standout contributor in the secondary and had his pricey fifth-year team option declined by New Orleans during the offseason, Apple's merely serviceable play was a welcome development and solidified his hold on a starting role heading into 2019.
The team's 2016 first-round pick, Apple had a forgettable 2017, with poor play, a suspension, clashes with teammates and time missed while being with his mother who had brain surgery. The Giants new regime has offered Apple a clean slate, however, and at press time he slots as the team's starting cornerback opposite Janoris Jenkins.
Last year's first round pick, Apple had a solid season as a cover corner, and he'll again start opposite Janoris Jenkins. While Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will also have a high snap count, the Giants will be in nickel defense so often it shouldn't affect Apple's workload.
Giants' first-round pick, Apple will work on the outside and occasionally in the slot, often in nickel and dime packages. But he's unlikely to start with Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Leon Hall in the fold.
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Cut loose by Panthers
CBFree Agent
Hamstring
October 27, 2020
The Panthers released Apple (hamstring) on Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
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Active as expected
CBCarolina Panthers
October 25, 2020
Apple (hamstring) will play in Sunday's game against the Saints, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
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Should play Sunday
CBCarolina Panthers
Hamstring
October 25, 2020
Apple (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Questionable for Sunday
CBCarolina Panthers
Hamstring
October 23, 2020
Apple (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game at New Orleans.
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Full speed ahead
CBCarolina Panthers
October 21, 2020
Apple (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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