Julian Love
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New York Giants rookie defensive back Julian Love will be a versatile asset for Big Blue through his rookie year and beyond.

The New York Giants hopefully got a steal in Julian Love, whom they drafted in the fourth round (No. 108 overall). The rookie is a Notre Dame alum and will compete in the secondary in training camp.

One aspect regarding Love which will prove to become effective for Big Blue is his versatility. Love is being looked at as someone who can play the outside corner, slot corner, and safety positions.

Speaking with John Schmeelk of the team’s official website, Love speaks on his transition to the NFL to work out at those three positions.

“It’s definitely tough, but that’s part of the journey and what makes football fun,” Love said. “It’s pieces to a puzzle and you’re putting it all together and then you get it and it is the best feeling. Right now I am putting the pieces to the puzzle together and it’s been great so far. I just want to do whatever I can to help this team win.”

There will be some competition for the Giants at that weakside corner spot. The strongside corner spot will most likely be occupied by veteran Janoris Jenkins. However, that other side will have guys like Love, Sam Beal and rookie DeAndre Baker competing with each other.

Despite the competition, Love is excited to work with both the young guys alongside him as well as some of the veterans such as Jenkins and safety Antoine Bethea.

“I think when everyone is playing and having fun, making mistakes even, you build on that,” Love said. “So having a lot of young guys and a few older guys has been tremendous so far. You are learning nonstop from the best of the best so we are definitely building and that’s what you want to see early on.”

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.