New York Giants News, 6/16 – Julian Love a darkhorse at corner

New York Giants, Julian Love
June 5, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants rookie cornerback Julian Love participates in drills during minicamp. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/ via USA TODAY NETWORK

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While New York Giants rookie DeAndre Baker takes up all the headlines with his stellar play this offseason, fourth-round pick Julian Love has gotten lost in the shuffle.

Love, a Notre Dame product, stuck out like a “sore thumb” on the Giants’ draft board, according to Dave Gettleman. His quality coverage skills and tenacity forced the Giants’ hand when he flashed across their screen. Adding both Love and Baker completely overhauls a secondary that consisted of just Janoris Jenkins, Grant Haley, and Sam Beal prior to the draft

Former Giants, Justin Tuck, believes the young corner was an absolute steal:

“I love that pick,” Tuck said via NJ Advance Media. “I don’t understand how he dropped to the fourth round. I think he’s a steal. From my time being around the football team and watching every Notre Dame game, he is always around the ball. In this defense, I think that bodes well.”

It’s expected that Love will compete against Haley for the slot-corner position, considering his size and speed. He has the potential to earn the starting job in his rookie season and flourish in a rebuilt secondary. He’s a player to keep your eye on this offseason.


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