Eli Apple had a good rookie season - far better than expect from a player who wasn't the Giants' first choice for a first-round pick. He cracked the starting lineup. He was a key player in one of the best secondaries in the NFL.
But the 21-year-old Apple is still looking for more.
That's why he spent the offseason out in Arizona changing his routine and his diet so he could bulk up to become a better, stronger tackler. He said he put on about 10 pounds since the end of last season, and reported to the Giants' offseason weighing 204. But remarkably, the added weight didn't steal any of his speed.
In fact, he said, he came back even faster.