Leading up to the NFL draft, scouts evaluate just about everything about a player. They evaluate his speed, agility, pass-rush ability, vertical, and a player’s character.
Sometimes scouts get things wrong, they are human after all. In this case, one anonymous scout definitely got this evaluation wrong.
According to an anonymous NFL scout cited in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ohio State’s Eli Apple has no life skills because he can’t cook. (I didn’t realize that you needed to be able to make crème brûlée in order to be a good NFL draft pick, but I digress.)
Here’s the problem: Eli can cook. And not just ramen and eggs like many college students. Fellow Buckeye and potential first-rounder Ezekiel Elliott took to Twitter to tell us that Eli’s made him mac n’ cheese and fried chicken before. No, we don’t think he means Kraft.
While I’m sure Eli appreciated his teammate jumping to his defense, Elliott was a bit behind Eli’s mom, Annie Apple, who informed us that Eli’s dad is a former five-star chef.
How do you like them apples?
The NFL has approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, and with the move comes the pressure the league must now face in a city that embraces its gambling and vibrant nightlife.
Not only could this cause problems for the league, which has been outspoken against gambling on sports, but it could impact its players, who now have to deal with being in and around gambling year round.
With so many questions, the NFL must embrace these realities of being a part of Sin City in the future.
PFT’s Mike Florio breaks down the NFL’s future in Sin City in the video above from the owners’ meetings in Arizona.
Vince Young is hoping his football career isn’t over.
Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who announced on Twitter today that Young has a “dream of playing more football.”
That Steinberg used the word “dream” suggests that he and Young realize it will be an uphill battle to get back to the NFL. Young hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011, when he threw four touchdown passes and nine interceptions for the Eagles. He has spent time with the Bills, Packers and Browns since then but never made it past the preseason.
The fledgling Spring League has already said it would be interested in Young, so he’s got someone interested in him. But the Spring League is a long, long way from the NFL. It’s highly likely that Young has played his last NFL game, even if, at age 33, he’s not quite ready to say definitively that he’s done.