Wide receiver Victor Cruz hoped the New York Giants would add another receiver to the roster to replace Hakeem Nicks.
The front office obliged with their first selection of the draft. The Giants selected LSU receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with the 12th overall pick in the draft.
Nicks was a dud last season and the Giants offense struggled as a whole. While the team has some proven complementary receivers in Rueben Randle and Mario Manningham, the Giants needed to add another big-play threat for Eli Manning.
Beckham should bring a dynamic threat to New York’s offense and be a contributor on special teams, potentially as a punt returner as well.
The Giants may have also been interested in North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron as well had he still been on the board, but he was selected two picks earlier by the Detroit Lions.