Nov 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) runs with the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Cruz thinks NY Giants should target outside wide receiver in draft


The New York Giants lost wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to the Indianapolis Colts and they’re short on targets for quarterback Eli Manning. Wide receiver Victor Cruz, who got a big deal with the Giants last offseason, suggested that Giants draft a wide receiver in an interview that will air on Thursday’s edition of “NFL Total Access.” Cruz said the Giants “definitely” need help at the position.

“If I had my choice, if I had my pick, I think we should go receiver,” Cruz said, via the New York Daily News. “I think we definitely need some help, especially losing a guy like Hakeem Nicks, such a big-play guy in our offense.

“I think that’s something we need back in this offense to be successful. An outside guy that can do the job and that can help fuel all the other receivers in the locker room and put some fire up under them to get them where they have to be.”

The Giants have the 12th pick in this year’s draft and could possibly get Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans.

“He’s a guy that’s a big body that can get down the field, that can catch the ball with strength over his head, around defenders,” Cruz said. “He’s a guy that I watched a lot during his college tenure and that I’m excited about.”

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