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Notre Dame Football

6 Thoughts on a Thursday

June 6, 2019
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It was surprising to see Julian Love drop to the fourth round of the NFL Draft and not just because he was an All-American. On a defense filled with future NFL players, there was no one more valuable than him.

Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence was average at best when Love played in the Cotton Bowl (14 of 24, 4.1 yards per attempt, and no touchdowns). When he didn’t play, Lawrence looked like the next evolutionary step at quarterback (13 of 15, 15.3 YPA, and 3 touchdowns).

It was in that game where it became clear that Love was the ultimate Jenga piece for Notre Dame’s defense.

 
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