Charles Cross

Charles Cross

Measurements
  • Height
    6050
  • Hand
    10 3/4"
  • VJ
    26
  • Weight
    310lbs
  • Arm
    34 1/2"
  • Speed
    4.95
OT Combine Averages
  • Height
    6052
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    27 2/3
  • Weight
    313lbs
  • Arm
    34
  • Speed
    5.25
Britton Mann - Scout
Charles Cross
  • Overall Rank
    9
  • Position Rank
    3
  • Position
    OT
  • Age
    21 Years
  • Team
    MISSISSIPPI ST

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2020 10 10
2021 12 12

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Cross's build consists of prototypical height with long built arms. He carries the weight in his core well and has slim calves/ankles. He is more quad dominant in his leg build and has a more narrow/athletic waist width. He has an above the line frame that has a good amount of growth potential to develop.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Cross displays outstanding instincts with the mental and physical capability to pick up difficult stunts. He sees twists and looping linebackers at the initial snap. Cross identifies defensive fits and understands where to work if his man vacates. He shows above the line effort when pursuing screens and outside runs to block downfield. He is not afraid to put his body on the line and sell out for destructive blocks.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    8
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Cross shows outstanding explosiveness for an offensive tackle. He has a quick first step to cut off defenders at the LOS. He looks fluid in his movement and looks athletic in open space. He shows above the line flexibility and bend in his knees and ankles. He maintains an athletic position throughout his blocks and stays low in all phases of motion. He shows outstanding stability strength in pass protection and above the line play strength in the run game. He can move leaner players off their mark but can stalemate against more solid DE's. Cross' COd struggles the most when he has to quick move laterally. Eurosteps tend to get him off his mark which makes recover by leaning instead of kicking inside.

  • Explosiveness
    8
  • Speed
    8
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 7.2

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Cross shows outstanding pass blocking ability. He has the footwork and agility to vertical and quick set on the edge. He shows a stern punch when engaging edge rushers. He shows above the line run blocking ability. He shows the initial punch to stun defenders and move players out of gaps. His hand placement is wide and can get outside the frame work when blocking inline. Cross shows the athleticism to engage secondary defenders and make blocks near the sideline. His anchor ability is above the line with him being able to stand up power rushers. He can be pushed back when his hips get high but can maintain his leverage consistently.

  • Run Block
    7
  • Pass Block
    8
  • Strike/Punch
    7
  • Disposition
    7
  • Second Level Ability
    8
  • Pull/Trap Ability
    7
  • Footwork
    7
  • Anchor
    7
Grade 7.3

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Cross initially projects as a starting left tackle at the next level in primarily a zone blocking run scheme. His combination of length and athleticism on the edge gives him the tools to develop into a pro bowl caliber player. He will need to develop his anchor/core strength in order to become more stout against stronger defenders. Cross is overall an above the line athlete for the position and shows a lot of promising tools as a prospect.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Kentucky
  • iconWorst Game
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Alabama
Best Trait
Pass Blocking
Pro Comparison
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