Is Victor Cruz the NFL's Most Dynamic Deep Threat?
The short answer? No.
Victor Cruz is not the NFL's most dynamic deep threat.
Is he in the top 5? Top 10? Debatable.
Is it possible for Cruz to become the most dynamic deep threat in the NFL? Absolutely.
Cruz is a beast in the slot, and his elusive moves when he gets in the open field allow him to pick up yards after the catch.
To anyone who thinks I'm being a little insane, keep in mind that Cruz is only 25 years old. And this 25-year-old is tied for the longest touchdown reception of all time, which was a 99-yard reception against the New York Jets last season.
Another thing to keep in mind is what you consider dynamic. Dynamic to me is a players ability to make plays with the ball in their hands; a great example is Devin Hester during kickoff and punt returns.
Whenever Cruz has the ball in his hands, especially in open space, you know he has the opportunity to break off a long one. He also gets more opportunities to make plays with the ball, since he works in the slot most of the time.
We got another look at Cruz's dynamic play-making ability against the Tampa Buccaneers when he broke an 80-yard reception off for a touchdown.
Here's another fun fact via ESPN Stats and Information:
Victor Cruz caught an 80-yard TD pass on Sunday and now has 5 TD receptions of 70+ yards since the start of 2011 season. No other player has more than 2 70+ yard TD catches in that span.
Cruz also has the ability to work the outside as well, which makes him that much more dangerous of an offensive threat.
I'm not saying he's a better receiver than Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Greg Jennings or any of the elite receivers in the NFL today, but he has a real chance of being the most dynamic receiver within the next three years.
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