When the Giants drafted cornerback Julian Love in the fourth round of the 2019 draft, he was immediately shifted to safety, which he played well. Finally, at the end of the 2020 season, he was used as a cornerback and played well.
This year, he has been used as a slot corner, where he’s played pretty well.
The point is, wherever you stick Julian Love, he usually plays well. This is why Joe Judge coined the nickname “Duct Tape” in training camp this past summer.
As injuries have mounted, Julian Love proves just how valuable he is.
You hear about Swiss Army Knife players in the NFL all the time; well, Julian Love is one of those players.
Is he an All-Pro? No, but his presence on this team is extremely valuable. Jabrill Peppers is out for the year, Logan Ryan was out yesterday, and in the midst of the game, the Giants lost both Adoree Jackson and Darnay Holmes. Despite all of this, the Giants’ secondary didn’t miss a beat. Xavier McKinney will get all the shine from yesterday, which he deserves, but Julian Love played a massive role in yesterday’s win. Love finished yesterday with 6 total tackles, half a sack, a fumble recovery, and almost came down with the game-sealing interception. Love’s play yesterday is no surprise as he has quietly been putting together a very solid year for himself.
They say depth is necessary for an NFL team to win; Julian Love proves that. Love has stepped up and started three games, gotten snaps as a backup safety/corner, and has played special teams snaps as well. In making that, Love has 35 tackles, 0.5 a sack, 2 QB hits, 1 interception, and 6 passes defended. His versatility has been an asset for the Giants all three years he has been in the NFL, providing valuable snaps all over the field. Hate Gettleman all that you want, and he deserves some hate, but he found a good player in Love
There is a lot of bad things to talk about with the Giants, especially since Dave Gettleman took over as General Manager. One player that has brought a lot of good is Julian Love. He isn’t perfect, and he isn’t a superstar, but he has produced exactly what you want out of a 4th round pick. He is versatile, steps up when he is called upon, and represents the Giants with class.
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