Updated (Thursday, April 28, 9:10 ET): Charles Cross went to the Seattle Seahawks at No. 9 overall. He's a rock-solid tackle for a team that really needs rock-solid tackles, but it's not the flashiest pick in the word. He should be an immediate starter, though. For our full pick-by-pick analysis, click here.
Charles Cross opened the pre-draft process as a projected first-round pick and has remained steadily in the conversation of a top-10 selection. His stock hasn't seen many ups and downs so far as many analysts expect the Mississippi State standout to hear his name called early.
If you're looking to familiarize yourself with the 21-year-old and nasty blocking techniques, here's everything you need to know about the young offensive lineman.
Charles Cross Mock Draft 2022
ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.
ESPN: Houston Texans (No. 13)
CBS Sports: Carolina Panthers (No. 6)
Sporting News: Carolina Panthers (No. 6)
Evan Neal Draft Stock & Draft Projection
- Carolina Panthers (No. 6) - 2
- Houston Texans (No. 13) - 1
Two of the three mock drafts expect Cross to wind up in Carolina protecting whoever it is starting at quarterback in Week 1. Aside from the two landing spots listed above, the New York Jets (No. 10) seem like another realistic suitor for the Mississippi State standout if he was to fall.
Charles Cross NFL Draft Odds
NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Cross as a -350 favorite to be a top-10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. His over/under is set at pick 7.5, with -114 odds on both the over and the under. Two of the three highlighted mock drafts have him landing at No. 6 and hitting the under.
Charles Cross Stats
2021: Mississippi state Bulldogs
- 2.0 sacks allowed, 0 hits allowed and 14 quarterback hurries allowed in 12 games played
2020: Mississippi State Bulldogs
- 6.0 sacks allowed, 5 hits allowed and 33 quarterback hurries allowed in 10 games played
2019: Mississippi State Bulldogs
- 0.0 sack allowed, 1 hit allowed and 0 quarterback hurries allowed in 3 games played
Cross' best season came in 2021 when he protected Will Rogers in the backfield and allowed only 2 sacks in 919 offensive snaps. His efforts on the field earned him the Kent Hull Trophy as the state of Mississippi's best offensive lineman.
Charles Cross Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash
All height, weight and workout information is from NFL.com.
- Height: 6'7-3/4"
- Weight: 307 lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.95 seconds
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