Giants Now: What’s in store for Tyrone Tracy Jr.

Giants Now: What’s in store for Tyrone Tracy Jr.

Tyrone Tracy Jr. had one of the more interesting stories among prospects in this year’s draft.

 

Tracy began his collegiate career at Iowa where he played wide receiver for four seasons before transferring to Purdue. He then switched to the running back position, where he enjoyed a strong 2023 campaign.

 

The 33rd Team’s Marcus Mosher recently took a look at which Day 3 prospects could make an instant impact, where Tracy was one of the five players featured.

 

“Tracy started his career with the Iowa Hawkeyes, appearing in 38 games as a wide receiver,” wrote Mosher. “But after modest production, he transferred to Purdue and started five games at receiver (2022). Ahead of the 2023 season, Tracy transitioned to running back, which likely saved his career. In his first year playing the position, Tracy led the Big Ten in yards per carry (6.3) and scored eight rushing touchdowns.”

 

“While Tracy isn’t ready to be a full-time running back (146 career carries in college), he is an incredible athlete who is a threat to score on any play. He posted a 9.78 RAS score, which ranks 42nd all-time (out of 1,903 running backs) after posting a 40-inch vertical jump at 209 pounds. Only Singletary is ahead of him on the depth chart, so Tracy should find a role right away. He is the most explosive running back on the roster and could have a Tony Pollard-like impact on the Giants in Year 1.”

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