Victor Cruz has heard all the doubters.
The Giants wide receiver is aware of the skepticism about his ability to return to Pro Bowl form after missing most of the past two seasons with injuries. But Cruz is confident that he'll have a comeback season as he prepares to report to training camp on Thursday.
"Don't worry, my ears are to the streets," Cruz said in a video posted by UNINTERRUPTED. "I know all the naysayers. I hear all the people saying I can't do it or they're doubting me or whatever the case may be. But I've proved people wrong before and I'm excited to prove people wrong again. So, here we go on another journey."
Cruz suffered a season-ending torn patella tendon in his right knee in the sixth game of the 2014 season. He returned for training camp last summer, but a torn fascia in his left calf caused him to miss the entire 2015 season. With the emergence of third-year star Odell Beckham Jr. and the addition of rookie Sterling Shepard, Cruz could prove to be an X-factor in the Giants offense this season. Cruz is ranked just 77th on our list and is getting late-round attention likely based on name. Hopefully camp gives us a better indication of a potential Cruz comeback.