It remains early in training camp, of course, and Victor Cruz has missed an extraordinary amount of time, but at the very least, it seems safe to say he has significant ground to make up before the Giants can count on him to help them this season.
Cruz didn't look sharp in drills going against Eli Apple, the author noted. As we've reported and as this story pointed out, the Giants are realistic about Cruz and aren't operating any illusion it seems. But the team also said publicly it's only a matter of time before Cruz let's it rip and that he's currently knocking off the rust. That all remains to be seen. For now, he's a risky late-round pick with a lot of questions.