Julian Love was a sure-fire second-round pick as the Notre Dame product was getting ready to face Clemson is the Cotton Bowl back in December. However, an injury early in that game may have hurt his draft prospect.
When Love was hurt and left the game versus Clemson, freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence made the Fighting Irish pay for it as they spent the next three-quarters picking on his replacement on their way to a 30-3 drubbing. Julian Love was clearly a big reason for Notre Dames success.
However, he did not test well. Love would run a 4.54 40-yard dash and bench 225 just 14 times. What he lacks in speed, Love makes up for in his instincts for the position and ho quickly he can process what is happening in front of him. At 5’11 and 195 pounds, he does not have the elite size that Dan Quinn likes, but he loves contact and has a chance to become one of the leagues very good cover corners.