It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called on the first day is offensive lineman Charles Cross out of Mississippi State.
The following is a complete Charles Cross NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Charles Cross NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Offensive Lineman
Weight: 307 lbs
College: Mississippi State Bulldogs
Charles Cross Draft Profile
The lateral agility and mirror ability of Charles Cross is elite. He will be able to stay in front of edge rushers no matter the level, and he will be extremely light on his feet when doing so. Cross also has great length and uses it extremely well, with his punch and hand placement being nearly picture perfect. He has also shown the ability to be coachable, making big strides in his game every season.
Cross’ stance is a bit tight, which leads to big first steps. This makes him prone to being off-balance early. He could also get a bit deeper on his pass set. Playing at Mississippi State, he played in a zone-blocking scheme. So, he doesn’t have experience in a pro-style scheme, though it’s not rocket science once you get to this level.
Charles Cross Highlights
Charles Cross Draft Projection
Charles Cross is currently projected to be drafted by the Carolina Panthers at No. 6.
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