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“Apple eyeing OBJ”: Eli Apple especially wants to guard OBJ because of this reason

Here's what Eli Apple had to say about Odell Beckham Jr ahead of the Super Bowl.

OBJ and Eli Apple

The LA Rams have had a fantastic run this time around. They were able to find the right combinations and whenever the side was under pressure, someone always stepped up to drag the team out of trouble. As a result, they made their way to the Super Bowl.

The team from Los Angeles roped in Lions star QB Matt Stafford and he ended up delivering fantastic performances. Moreover, the Odell Beckham Jr transfer turned out to be the biggest plus for the side, as well as for OBJ himself. While the Wide Receiver is ready for the biggest challenge against the Bengals, a former teammate of his is all set to stop him.

Eli Apple wants to guard OBJ as he knows his former teammate’s playing tendencies


The Cincinnati Bengals have been astonishingly good. They defied all expectations and made their way to the Super Bowl after defeating some of the toughest teams in the competition. An important member of this unit is cornerback Eli Apple who has set his eyes on OBJ.

Before the ultimate clash, Eli reportedly told DC Rou Anarumo that he knows Odell Beckham Jr’s tendencies which is why he wants to cover him. Apple and OBJ are former teammates and they must know each other’s playing style pretty well. Both have featured for the Giants in the past.

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It will be interesting to see how this strategy pans out as OBJ has been simply sensational lately. When he was with the Browns, OBJ looked down and out. However, as soon as he joined the Rams, there was a drastic change in his performance. It looked like he was enjoying the game a lot more which translated into his performance as well.

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