One of the Seattle Seahawks that I was most excited to watch from the 2022 NFL Draft was Charles Cross out of Mississippi State. After I broke him down leading to the draft, he was one of my favorite prospects. I had him ranked as the number two offensive lineman only behind Alabama’s Evan Neal. Needless to say, I was thrilled that the Seahawks took him with the ninth overall pick. After the draft, I even explained why I thought concerns over his run blocking abilities were already being overblown given that the Seahawks’ primarily run a zone blocking scheme.
In this video, I wanted to look at how Cross played in his preseason debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I analyzed his 37 snaps and I focused on two of my favorite pass blocking attempts. Both happened in the second quarter.
Now granted, Cross did not face the starting defensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers; however, he has no control over who lines up against him. He did play well for the vast majority of the game.
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My scouting report on Charles Cross at Mississippi State: