The NFL Draft is a great time for potential first round picks, teams at the top of the draft, and of course, anonymous scouts who get free reign to spout some ridiculous opinions about prospects. Journal Sentinel writer Bob McGinn publishes a series of articles every year after speaking to these aforementioned scouts. Last week in his quarterback breakdown, one scout called Ohio State's Cardale Jones a "poor man's JaMarcus Russell," perhaps the meanest thing you can say about a QB. Today, another Buckeye gets bashed in the defensive backs article: Eli Apple.
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"Some there (OSU) were worried he wouldn't break 4.6 and then popped the (4.39)," said another scout. "They were surprised he ran that well. I worry about him because of off-the-field issues. 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 is hardly unique in being a college kid that can't cook. That hardly seems relevant to his abilities on the football field. Never question the wisdom of an anonymous scout, though.