Second round: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
Unlike Murray, Julian Love would certainly fit the Broncos’ draft profile from a year ago of a guy with three years of starting experience and three years of playing at a very high level in college.
Julian Love is an outstanding cornerback prospect and played on a Notre Dame defense that ranked third in all of college football in passing touchdowns allowed per game despite also facing the third-most passing attempts per game in the country.
Love has proven himself to be a strong special teams player in his time at Notre Dame and an excellent cornerback, allowing just one touchdown in coverage this past season.
Love locked down his side of the field for the Fighting Irish over the past couple of seasons, but is another rookie on the outside what the Broncos need at the cornerback position?
I guess that’s a possibility.
Even though Love was an All-American at Notre Dame, it’s hard to imagine the Broncos coming away from this year’s free agent period without a starting corner to go along with Chris Harris Jr. and Isaac Yiadom.
Yiadom was a late third-round pick this past year, but should still be considered a strong option moving forward for the team. If the Broncos don’t go for a corner in free agency, this would be a home run pick in the second round.