Victor Cruz receives no offers in free agency

Victor Cruz isn't worth a first round pick, according to 31 NFL teams

4/20/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

December 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) before the start of an NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsVictor Cruz was a restricted free agent this offseason, and the Giants had assigned a first round tender to him. This means that any team interested in signing him would have to give up a first round draft pick.

The deadline has come and gone for the slot receiver who has racked up 2,628 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns over the past two seasons, and no NFL teams decided to submit an offer sheet.

Apparently the first round draft pick was a bit too much for teams to give up. This definitely makes sense for teams at the top of the draft, but would it have made sense for a team with a later pick, like the Patriots or Ravens, who need a wide receiver?

It may have. Cruz is the best slot receiver in football right now, and is an electric playmaker. Tavon Austin might be the best slot-style WR in the draft, but he'll likely be taken in the top 15. Other than him, Cruz was most likely the best available option.

Do you think someone should have taken a chance and given up a first rounder for Cruz? Or did they make the right call in letting him stay with the Giants?
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