Eli Apple or William Jackson: Which cornerback should the Chiefs draft?

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With the 2016 NFL Draft just nine days away, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ recent loss of appeal to the NFL’s tampering punishment, I think the cornerback position is a fairly safe guess as to where the team might go with the 28th-overall pick.

Phillip Gaines is expected to be ready for action when the team opens training camp, but it’ll be a while before they’ll know exactly where he is in the recovery process. The Chiefs need an insurance policy in the event that Gaines needs additional time. Kansas City is at best in need of depth at the position, but the situation may also demand another healthy and reliable starter.

Over the past three months, a handful of players have been mocked to the Chiefs on a consistent basis. Two such prospects are former Ohio State Buckeye Eli Apple and University of Houston-alumn William Jackson III.

Each player has a unique skill set that could aid the young secondary in Kansas City. However, their deficiencies could just as easily lower their ceiling and overall value to the press coverage schemes favored by defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. Today, I’d like to take a close look at each prospect and hopefully get an idea of which of them is best suited to become the next member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

If all hearts and minds are clear, let’s get into it.

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