Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Julian Love

Cornerback
School: Notre Dame | Conference: Ind
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.2 / 195 | 40: 4.54 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.8
Projected Round
3rd
Pos: 
Solid cornerback with good ball skills but poor size and speed numbers. Displays terrific quickness, shows the ability to explode to the ball out of his plant and has a closing burst. Fluid in his backpedal and in reverse, rarely challenged by opponents and plays faster than his 40 time. Stays on the receiver’s hip out of breaks, effectively covers crossing patterns and nicely times his pass defenses. Explosive hitter who gives effort against the run.
Neg: 
Gets confused and mixed up in zone coverage. Slow to recognize underneath patterns by receivers. Lackadaisical in transition off the line on occasion.
Analysis: 
Love was a terrific cornerback at the college level but lacks top computer numbers for the NFL. He did not improve his game as much as I hoped last season, but I believe he'll be a solid second-round choice who could start as a nickel back.