17. CB Eli Apple — New York Giants (2017)
Eli Apple was one of five Buckeyes taken in the first round in 2016. He started as a freshman on the national championship team, then was named Defensive MVP for Ohio State the following season. Apple was taken tenth overall by the Giants and came to the New York with plenty of hype, a new Apple for the Big Apple.
Unfortunately, the hype died off quickly. Eli Apple was deemed a draft reach by some, and he began his rookie season as the Giants’ third corner. New York fell apart the following season and Apple took a heap of the blame. Teammates called Apple a cancer, and he was traded the following season to the New Orleans Saints. Apple rehabbed his career starting 10 games for the Saints and hopes things are back on track going forward.