New York Giants: 3 players on the roster to supplement loss of Sam Beal at cornerback

New York Giants, Julian Love

2.) Julian Love

Love showed the ability to play at a high-level in 2019, after taking over for Jabrill Peppers at strong safety in week 12. Love racked up 37 combined tackles, five tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, three passes defended, and one interception in his rookie season. He allowed a 65.5% completion rate against and one touchdown, but he played multiple positions that were unfamiliar to him. While at Notre Dame, Love played corner mostly, so that is where his skill set lies. The Giants have looked to create a utility player out of Love, similar to baseball.

Having a quality reserve option that can play strong safety, free safety, and cornerback is a huge bonus for the New York Giants. With Beal and Baker likely out, Love might be forced into action a bit sooner than we expected. He has the background to play CB2, but he hasn’t earned as many reps at the position due to a lack of speed and agility. Giving him a crack at it is not a bad idea, though.

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