The New York Giants have traded cornerback Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints. The team confirmed the move on Tuesday afternoon.
In return, the Giants will receive a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and seventh-round pick in 2020.
The Giants drafted Apple in the first round, 10th overall, in the 2016 NFL draft. He was considered somewhat raw coming out of Ohio State, but he possess a rare length and athleticism for the position. He quickly worked his way into a starting role on what turned out to be one of the League’s best secondaries. He has flashed that potential, but has yet to truly build on his promising rookie season.
And now Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the trade of Apple might just be the tip of the iceberg.
Hearing the Eli Apple trade may just be tip of the iceberg. Strong perception among other teams thag the Giants are "open for business' ahead of next week's trade deadline— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 23, 2018
If this is true, it stands to reason just who the Giants can part with. So far the Giants’ playoff roster of 2016 has largely been depleted, and names like Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, Landon Collins, and Damon Harrison come to mind.