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 early on is safety Nick Cross out of Maryland.
The following is a complete Nick Cross NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Nick Cross NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 210 lbs
College: Maryland Terrapins
Nick Cross Stats 2021 | Maryland Terrapins
Solo Tackles: 44
Missed Tackles: 14
Forced Fumbles: 2
Pass Deflections: 2
Nick Cross Draft Profile
The biggest positive of Nick Cross comes in the stuff you can’t teach. Cross ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash and has a 37-inch vertical. Add that to a long and strong frame, and you have the perfect body type for an NFL safety. He’s good at tracking deep balls in the air and also does well to race forward and blow up receivers if necessary.
One of the most noticeable weaknesses in Cross’ game is that he is often late to help out in the run game. Cross also has tight hips, which makes it tougher for him to move laterally at the speed needed in the NFL. He also often resorts to dragging down people while tackling, which won’t work at the NFL level.
Nick Cross Highlights
Nick Cross Draft Projection
Nick Cross is currently projected to be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys at No. 88.
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