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Buffalo Bills pre-draft visitors 2016: Eli Apple coming to town

Is this cornerback the Apple of Doug Whaley's Buckeye?

The Buffalo Bills are bringing another Ohio State Buckeye in for a visit. This time, it's cornerback Eli Apple, who confirmed as much in a Wednesday appearance on SiriusXM NFL radio, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.

Weighing in at 6'1" and 200 pounds, Apple ran a 4.40 second 40-yard dash at the Combine, checking the boxes for both size and speed at the position. The redshirt sophomore started the last two seasons at Ohio State, collecting four interceptions, 18 passes defended, 7.5 tackles for loss, and two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown). Apple is a fast corner with good man coverage experience, but he can be washed out in the run game, and doesn't always rest in the right spot in off coverage.

Apple joins his teammates Darron Lee and Cardale Jones in visiting the Bills, and at this point Buffalo's keen interest in Ohio State players should be noted. In meeting with Apple, any of his teammates could be in play; if the Bills were interested in receiver Michael Thomas (and didn't want to send out a strong signal), what better way to learn more about him than to interview a player who goes against him one-on-one in practice? Smokescreens aside, as a projected first round pick, Apple now sits on Buffalo's watchlist for the first day of the draft.