Adrian Tracy is another Giants player who is simply fighting just to make the team.
He is entering his fourth year in the league, but his NFL career really didn't start until last season. After missing his rookie year with a dislocated elbow and spending 2011 on the practice squad, the 26-year-old finally made an impact last season, registering 12 tackles, two forced fumbles and one sack in only 70 defensive snaps.
Tracy has carried some momentum from 2012 into offseason workouts, which has caught the eye of his head coach. Coughlin pointed out in the Morning Call (subscription required) that Tracy is doing a good job using his biggest strength on the defensive line:
There were flashes. We're restricted in that there can't be contact, but the guys are doing the best they can with it. (Tracy) has shown some good ability to get off on the snap."
Tracy has good speed, which allows him to beat offensive tackles off the edge, even those with decent agility and footwork. Because of that attribute, he has the potential to be a factor in obvious passing situations. Unfortunately, he doesn't figure to ever be a three-down lineman because his 6'2", 242-pound frame is not conducive to him being a strong run-stopper.
Tracy has a good chance to make the team, since, like Collins, he faces pretty weak competition for a spot. Underwhelming players like Adewale Ojomo, Matt Broha and Justin Trattou are the only ones that appear to stand in his way.
Tracy slots ahead of Collins because he has a better chance to make the team, simply since he made it last year. If he does get a roster spot, he will also probably get more playing time on defense—given his pass-rushing ability—than Collins will on offense.