5. Julian Love is a legit piece
One of the more puzzling storylines of the 2019 New York Giants season was how long it took Julian Love to work his way onto the field. An injury to Jabrill Peppers finally paved the way for him to become a starter, and the former Notre Dame star has not looked back in the two games since.
Love has posted an overall Pro Football Focus grade of 80.4 in his two starts, with an impressive 79.4 coverage grade. The rookie did a solid job on Zach Ertz, as he was the only one that had any level of success against him. Although he did get beat for the game tying TD by Ertz at the end of the fourth quarter, he made a great attempt to break up a perfectly placed ball and came up just short in single coverage.
Love has shown himself to be a sure tackler, which is such an important trait for any safety. He has a knack for grabbing one of the ball-carrier’s legs and just not letting go, as his technique is top notch.
While it’s egregious that he was ever playing behind Antoine Bethea, we can only look forward, and the future looks bright with Love holding down the free safety position.