Mississippi State's Charles Cross Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Cross was recognized for his Saturday performance against NC State.
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Mississippi State left tackle Charles Cross was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Monday, recognized for his Saturday performance in the Bulldogs' 24-10 win over NC State.

Cross, who saw action for 65 snaps in that contest, has started both games this season at left tackle for the Bulldogs. On Saturday, he posted a 73.6 overall grade that led the unit from Pro Football Focus, also earning an 88.8 pass-blocking grade. He didn't allow a single pressure in a game in which MSU dropped back to pass 51 times.

The 6-foot-5, 310 pound sophomore from Laurel, Mississippi is the first Bulldogs offensive lineman to earn a weekly honor from the conference since Darryl Williams did it twice on the 2019 season.

Cross was recognized several times ahead of the season, named to the Preseason All-SEC second team by the league's coaches in August.

He is currently projected to be a first-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.