NY Giants Draft Eli Apple With 10th Overall Pick
The New York Giants went defense with the 10th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, selecting cornerback Eli Apple of Ohio State.
After red shirting his first year, Apple was a starter the last two seasons - which were officially his freshman and sophomore years. The pick did come with some surprise as New York signed top level free agent CB Janoris Jenkins earlier this offseason. Many experts saw the Giants bolstering their offensive line, or looking to upgrade elsewhere on defense in the opening round (linebacker or pass rusher).
Apple was the third player from Ohio State to be drafted within in the first ten picks of this year's draft, a first for any school in draft history. Joey Bosa went to the Charges with the third pick, while running back Ezekiel Elliot went fourth to the Cowboys.
UPDATE: Five Ohio State Buckeyes wound up being selected within the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. In addition to the players named above, OT Taylor Decker went to the Lions with the 16th pick and OLB Darren Lee went 20th to the Jets.