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2019 NFL Draft

Julian Love

CB/Notre Dame

  • A
    6.60
    Projection
    Round 2
  • YearJunior
  • Height5-11
  • Weight195
  • Hand9
  • Arm31
  • 40-yard4.54
  • Bench14
  • Vertical36.0
  • Broad121.0
  • 3-cone6.72
  • 20-yard4.10
  • 60-yardN/A
    YearGPCOMPATTPCTYDSYPATDSINTATTYDSYPCTDSRECYDSYPCTDSTKLTFLSACKPDFFFRPBUINTYDSPUNTSYDSAVGLNGFGMFGAPCTLNGXPMXPAPCT
    2016 12 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2017 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 23 3 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2018 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 0.0 0.0 0 0 3 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    TOTALS38000%0000000000001760.00.00144451590000000%0000%

    Strong Points: Good CB size with long arms. Equally proficient in man and zone. Strong jam and turns and runs with opponents. Tracks the ball well with good hands. Willing and reliable in run support. Very good instincts and anticipation.

    Weak Points: The biggest question on Love is speed. Will he time like a high-round draft choice needs to at the position? Occasionally gives a bit too much cushion.

    The Way We See It: Love was a starting corner since Game 4 of his freshman campaign. He is a highly productive player with the quick feet, suddenness, loose hips and fluid change of direction to excel at the NFL level. He understands the nuances of playing corner and almost always gets (and keeps) good position. He plays the run as well, if not better than most college corners. Most agree on Love's overall play; the disagreements are regarding his speed. He must run 4.50 or better to be a premium pick but might time closer to 4.55. Still, he will come in and play as a rookie. Love is a fascinating player to track this spring. He might not get drafted as early as my grade, if he doesn't time well.

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