At 6 feet and 204 pounds,
When New York employs its three-receiver set, Cruz usually lines up in the slot, where he leads the
"Victor Cruz, he's great off the line" of scrimmage, Graham said prior to Wednesday's practice. "He's a very quick, elusive guy. He's a matchup problem. So he's definitely a challenge."
Cruz is one of only 14 receivers in the league this season who has amassed more than 1,000 receiving yards (1,019), and he is tied for ninth in receptions (79). But Cruz is quarterback
Graham said more than anything, Cruz's greatest strength in the slot is his quickness, which he uses to avoid contact with an opposing defensive back.
"He's very quick off the line, and he does a great job against the press," Graham observed. "I would say that he's a very quick and elusive guy. By no means is he slow or anything like that. He's done a great job out there with pretty much everything he's doing. I would say his quickness is what makes him who he is."
Graham, who isn't exactly a slowpoke, said his plan is to mix up tactics against Cruz. If he's playing physical on one snap, Graham said he wants to show Cruz something different on the next snap.