Saints Trade For Giants Cornerback Eli Apple
The New Orleans Saints have upped their secondary with a trade for first-round draft pick Eli Apple.
The New York Giants selected Apple with the 10th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2016 draft.
In 30 games with the Giants, Apple has recorded one interception. He's broken up five passes, recorded one fumble and one fumble recovery this season.
The Saints are reportedly giving up a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick for Apple.
Next years draft sees the Saints with only one pick in the first four rounds. They traded a 2019 first-round pick to Green Bay to move up and select pass rusher Marcus Davenport this year. They also gave up next year's third-round pick to acquire quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Coming out of Ohio State, Apple will be in good company in the Saints locker room as he was college teammates with Vonn Bell, Marshon Lattimore, Mike Thomas, and J.T. Barrett. Kurt Coleman and Tedd Ginn, Jr. also played at Ohio State.