Film breakdown: Is Tracy Walker ready for an expanded role?

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Film breakdown: Is Tracy Walker ready for an expanded role?
Film breakdown: Is Tracy Walker ready for an expanded role?

The big shock of the Detroit Lions 2018 draft was when they selected safety Tracy Walker out of Louisiana in the third round. He was a nearly unheard of prospect, buried away in the Sun Belt conference. Walker started the 2019 season buried once again, deep in the Lions depth chart getting minimal playing time. He played over a third of defensive snaps only once in the Lions' first 12 contests, but did see a hugely expanded role late in the year as injuries began to pile up and the team began to look toward the future. He impressed during his limited playing time—racking up 21 combined tackles, an interception and two passes defended—and many fans have already pegged the youngster as the successor

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