Number Four: Eli Apple
Eli Apple was acquired by the New Orleans Saints via a trade with the New York Giants on October 23, 2018.
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The Saints gave up a fourth and seventh-round draft pick to acquire Apple, as they really needed help on the edge at the time. Apple has played inconsistently, one drive being an absolute lockdown corner and the next giving up wide open receptions.
Opposing quarterbacks had a 62.3 completion percentage and 683 passing yards when throwing Apple’s way in 2019.
Apple, 24, had 58 tackles and zero interceptions in 2019.
His name was mentioned more for his penalties rather than his playmaking abilities as 13 of his 16 penalties as a member of the Saints were either for pass interference or defensive holding, brutally ending some of their opponent’s drives.
The Saints would be better off without him as they have Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins locking up the two corner spots.
Apple was a first-round pick, so I’m sure a team with a high amount of cap space like the Dolphins or Bengals would overpay for his services.