NFL Top 100 Players 2013: New York Giants WR Victor Cruz at No. 93

By Dan Parzych
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Even though there’s still plenty of frustration over working out a long-term deal, it’s difficult to ignore what Victor Cruz has accomplished for the New York Giants over the last two years on offense as he’s quickly emerged into one of the most dangerous wide receivers in the league. Cruz’s ability as a route runner and speed gives him an advantage over most opponents and as long as the two sides can work something out–there’s no reason why the wideout shouldn’t be in for another big year in 2013.

Two years ago, Cruz was a key factor in helping New York win the Super Bowl and he didn’t disappoint in 2012 either as he finished the year with 86 catches for 1,092 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns. In fact, Cruz has managed to record 168 catches for 2,628 yards and 19 touchdowns over the last two seasons–so it’s no surprise to see him fighting for a long-term deal.

As long as Cruz and Hakeem Nicks remain healthy, the Giants will have one of the league’s most dominant duos at wide receiver–so let’s hope these two sides can manage to work out an agreement on a long-term deal sooner rather than later. The last thing New York wants to see happen is training camp rolls around without Cruz being under contract–especially since it usually has some sort of impact on the player’s performance during the regular season.

With the way he’s emerged over the last two seasons, let’s hope Cruz continues to improve as one of the top targets for the Giants on offense and have another big  year in 2013.

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