Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple announced his decision to declare for the 2016 NFL draft in a message on Twitter on Monday.
“My time at the Ohio State University has prepared me to pursue another childhood dream: playing in the NFL draft. I’ve decided to forgo my last two years of eligibility and enter the NFL draft,” Apple wrote.
Apple recorded 86 tackles, 17 passes defended and four interceptions over the course of two season with the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes finished the season with a record of 12–1 after defeating Notre Dame 44–28 in the Fiesta Bowl. Apple was named defensive MVP of the game with five tackles and one pass break-up.
- Xandria James