The offseason isn’t going as planned for many members of the New York Giants, and it seems that many players have more time on their hands with the disruption of the usual offseason training due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Some have focused their time on training at home in anticipation for when the team is able to meet up once again – one Giants player, however, stands out in using that time for something useful off the field.
Julian Love broke out as a member of the Giants last season when he entered the lineup in the secondary during the second half of the year, helping to give the Giants some hope at the safety position, but more recently, Love reached an accomplishment that doesn’t have to do with football.
That, of course, is graduating from Notre Dame. Love left school early to enter the NFL Draft, where he was selected in the mid rounds by the Giants, but returned following last season to finish getting his degree. That goal of his was completed in recent days.
— Julian Love (@julianlove27) May 17, 2020
When Love does get back to the Giants, he’ll find himself in a position battle with rookie Xavier McKinney – but as a versatile player in the secondary, there’s multiple spots where Love could line up. Even if McKinney ends up as the safety next to Jabrill Peppers, the layout of the rest of the secondary has been thrown into question by DeAndre Baker’s legal trouble and the possibility that he might not take up his previous number two cornerback spot once again, next to new addition James Bradberry.
Regardless of where Love plays, the Giants know that they’re getting a committed player with him – it takes commitment, after all, to bother with finishing college not long after entering the NFL rather than waiting years.