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2016 NFL Draft: Los Angeles Rams To Hold Meeting With Ohio State CB Eli Apple

The Rams are meeting with the Buckeyes' standout corner. Could he be the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft?

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NFL Network's Rand Getlin is reporting the Los Angeles Rams are one of more than 16 teams with an official visit set up with Ohio State CB Eli Apple.

Apple's a fine prospect. At 6'1", he's got plus size for the position and plays the ball well. The hole in his game, though, is his reflexes. He tends to show some slow reactions to various aspects of the position. Still, his athleticism, size and direct skills are what make him a first-round prospect.

And let's be honest. It fits the Rams' MO. The Rams have spent three early picks under Head Coach Jeff Fisher and General Manager Les Snead on cornerbacks in Janoris Jenkins (39th overall pick, 2012 NFL Draft), Trumaine Johnson (65th overall pick, 2012 NFL Draft) and Lamarcus Joyner (41st overall pick, 2014 NFL Draft). They've added another two corners in their four drafts in E.J. Gaines and Brandon McGeeHaving lost Janoris Jenkins to the New York Giants in free agency, I wouldn't be shocked at all if the Rams use one of their first four picks on a cornerback (and no, Coty Sensabaugh's signing in FA neither changes the Rams' affinity for cornerbacks nor the long-term need with Johnson and Marcus Roberson both in contract years), a topic I discussed with Josh Webb on the Flipping Tables podcast over at LA Rams Report.

Apple's been mocked to the Rams just once among the major mocks.