Young NY Giants running back is raising his stock at minicamp

The first-year RB is hoping to make a splash this summer
New York Giants Rookie Minicamp
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With how electric he has looked for the NY Giants, it's hard to not take your eyes off of Malik Nabers. The No. 6 overall pick lived up to the hype early on at OTAs and more of the same has been the case with the G-Men participating in their mandatory minicamp.

However, he's not the only rookie who is catching the attention of media members over in East Rutherford. Art Stapleton was kind enough to provide an update on running back Tyrone Tracy Jr., who was taken in the fifth round of the 2024 NFL Draft. During the first minicamp session, Tracy impressed Stapleton during his time running with the starters:

Tyrone Tracy Jr. making noise at minicamp is a good sign for Brian Daboll

Tracy is a versatile player, as he started his college career at wideout before making the switch to running back. Not only that, but he's expected to make a difference for the Giants special teams unit, with him being a quality returner too.

If we had to guess, it'd seem like Tracy is the favorite to be the No. 2 RB behind Devin Singletary. Singletary is coming off a career year with the Houston Texans and he put the pen to paper on a three-year deal with Big Blue.

However, he's not going to be able to carry the load himself and as Stapleton noted, Tracy could see significant playing time in passing downs for this team in 2024. The hope last season was that former fifth-round pick Eric Gray would be a bit of a surprise for the offense, but he struggled.

Looking ahead to this fall, everyone is hopeful that Tracy can be that kind of a playmaker for Brian Daboll and take some pressure off of Singletary. We'll find out once training camp gets here how ready Tracy will be for Week 1 to arrive, but the early updates from East Rutherford on the youngster are quite promising.