New York Giants have strong presence at Charles Cross’ Pro Day
The New York Giant sent several coaches to Mississippi State’s Pro Day to scout Charles Cross, who would fill a significant NFL Draft need
The New York Giants sent a strong contingent to Mississippi State’s Pro Day Tuesday, as top offensive tackle prospect Charles Cross worked out in front of coaches, executives, and scouts from across the NFL.
Cross is projected to be one of the first players chosen at the position during next month’s NFL Draft, and could be one of the Giants‘ top targets with one of their two first-round picks, at No. 5 and No. 7 overall.
According to Jon Sokoloff of WCBI News, the New York Giants sent offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, offensive line coach Bobby Johnson, and assistant offensive line coach Tony Sparano Jr. to Starksville to scout Cross.
Johnson put Cross through some drills during the pro day showcase.
Cross, 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, only allowed 16 pressures in 719 pass-blocking snaps this season, according to Pro Football Focus, including not allowing a single pressure in the Bulldogs’ 2021 clash against Alabama.
“He is a good prospect with a lot of upside as a starting left tackle,” an NFC personnel executive tells FanSided. “He has the chance to start early and make a significant impact.”
Filling the void at offensive tackle opposite Andrew Thomas is one of the New York Giants’ most glaring needs as the draft approaches.