New York Giants select Eli Apple No. 10 overall

He can cook. He can play corner. And that's good enough for the Giants.

Eli Apple is heading to The Big Apple after New York used the No. 10 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on the cornerback out of Ohio State.

"I worry about him because of off-the-field issues," one unnamed scout told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "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."

The Giants beg to differ on his on-field talent, while friends and teammates came to his defense on the cooking issue: "Eli has made me some fire fried chicken and mac and cheese," tweeted former Ohio State running back-- and newest Cowboy -- Ezekiel Elliott. "The source seems to be pretty unreliable."

The Giants were thought by many to be chasing a linebacker, but the Bears stole late-riser Leonard Floyd one pick before the Giants hit the clock.

Apple will join a secondary that houses starter Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and new addition Janoris Jenkins. That alone makes the pick somewhat of a surprise, but Apple -- still just 20 years old -- has shown potential.

"He probably has as much talent as anybody but he, like a lot of those Ohio State guys, is inconsistent," another scout told McGinn.

Apple has the rest of his career to prove his doubters wrong -- and all these anonymous scouts. The Giants hope his mission gets off to a fast start.

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