Eli Apple
Eli Apple
25-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Carolina Panthers
IR-R
Injury Ankle
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 one-year, $3 million contract with the Panthers in May of 2020.
Back at practice
CBCarolina Panthers
Ankle
September 30, 2020
Apple (ankle) will practice Wednesday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Apple's return to practice signifies the start of a 21-day window for the Panthers to add him to the active roster, or to allow him to revert to IR for the rest of the season. Once he's back to full health, Apple is expected to push for one of Carolina's starting cornerback positions.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Carolina PanthersPanthers 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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Won't play in September
CBCarolina Panthers
Ankle
September 7, 2020
The Panthers placed Apple (ankle/foot) on injured reserve Monday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
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Dealing with injury
CBCarolina Panthers
Hamstring
August 26, 2020
Apple missed Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring issue, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Finds home in Carolina
CBCarolina Panthers
May 28, 2020
Apple agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Panthers on Thursday.
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Deal with Raiders falls through
CBFree Agent
April 2, 2020
Apple and the Raiders were unable to finalize a contract Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Joins Raiders
CBNew Orleans Saints
March 18, 2020
Apple agreed to sign with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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