Not every NFL prospect is going to have a completely positive scouting report. There's always going to be a downside to a player.
For the most part, Ohio State's Eli Apple is a good first-round option to go with. As with anything, there are some who disagree. In the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, there was a less-than-flattering anonymous report about the young star.
"Some there (OSU) were worried he wouldn't break 4.6 and then popped the (4.39)," the scout said. "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."
How did Apple's mom react? Well let's just say whoever he is, he won't be invited to family dinner any time soon.
We dont respond to anonymous people & things. They're not real to us. What's real is this amazing dream our son is living rite now. #GoBucks— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) April 27, 2016
Btw, Eli's dad is a retired five star chef. We eat well. So stop playing with our name. Next time you say our name, put some respeck on it ?— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) April 27, 2016
Mrs. Apple drew inspiration from the popular saying "put some respeck on my name" after Birdman made it popular on social media recently.
Apple himself even had something to say on the matter as well.
Eli Apple on anonymous scout saying he can't cook: "False! I was one of the best cooks on the team. I used to cook breakfast all the time."— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) April 27, 2016
The story doesn't end there. Other players and even the Ohio State football Twitter account have something to say about Apple's cooking.
Eli has made me some fire fried chicken and mac and cheese. The source seems to be pretty unreliable ??— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) April 27, 2016
Dear Anonymous Scouts,— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) April 27, 2016
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There you have it. Apple can cook and please put some "respeck" on his name.