Before the Super Bowl title, the salsa dancing and a New York Giants record-setting season with 82 catches, 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns, Victor Cruz was just another undrafted free-agent wideout floating in NFL obscurity with hundreds of others.
In 2010, wearing the No. 3, Cruz did have one night of national fame when he torched the New York Jets for six catches, 145 yards and three touchdowns in a Monday Night Football preseason game.
However, a severe hamstring injury ended his season before he ever recorded his first NFL catch.
Stories like Cruz don't pop up often, but they're more prevalent in the NFL than you'd think.
Miles Austin, Wes Welker and Steve Johnson are a few of the most overlooked pass-catchers who have blossomed as professionals.
So, who has the best chance to be 2012's version of Victor Cruz?