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Unnamed scout: Eli Apple's inability to cook is red flag

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Should a college kid's inability to cook more than ramen noodles be held against him in NFL war rooms?

A sane person would say no, but in one of Bob McGinn's popular draft profiles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Apple's perceived culinary shortcomings are cited as a red flag for the 20-year-old cornerback.

"I worry about him because of off-the-field issues," said an unnamed scout. "The kid has no life skills. At all. Can't cook. Just a baby. He's not first round for me. He scares me to death."

Apple was asked about the claim at a draft event in Chicago on Wednesday.

"False! I was one of the best cooks on the team," Apple told the New York Post. "I used to cook breakfast all the time."

Apple's mother, Annie, chimed in with pertinent information on Twitter.

Ohio State teammate Ezekiel Elliott also offered some evidence to refute the anonymous kitchen sniper.

Ohio State alum -- and Super Bowl champion -- Bradley Roby later questioned the correlation between someone's culinary skills and the ability to cover wide receivers.

Perhaps this is naive, but it's hard to believe the scout pulled the cooking tidbit completely out of thin air. There must be somebody out there so disturbed by Apple's work in the kitchen that he/she sent it up the flagpole and to the masses. Speak up rabble-rouser. Put a name to your scurrilous claims!

The draft really needs to start.

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