The position, the highlight-reel catches, and overlooked and undrafted status have brought on the inevitable question: Is Corey Washington the next Victor Cruz?

And even if the Giants’ surprising wideout is a long way from that, he has been the early star of training camp.

After being cut following what he felt was a solid mini-camp with Arizona, the receiver from tiny Newberry College has used it as added motivation to make Big Blue’s roster.

“I really can’t tell you, you’d have to ask my agent. I can’t tell you why it ended so quickly. I had a great rookie mini-camp, so I don’t know,” said Washington, adding the Cardinals cut has put a chip on his shoulder. “Yeah, ‘You cut Corey Washington’ — I have a chip on my shoulder. I’m going to go out there every day and show them why they shouldn’t have cut me.”

Washington has done a good enough job of that so far. Veteran corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie admits he would be stunned if Washington didn’t make the Giants’ final cut.