The Seattle Seahawks acquired some help at offensive tackle with the ninth overall selection in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday.
Charles Cross, a 6’5”, 305-lb tackle from Mississippi State, is the newest Seahawk.
The Seattle Seahawks pick Mississippi State TACKLE Charles Cross No. 9 overall.
87.2 run blocking grade in 2021 (2nd among SEC TACKLES) 💥 pic.twitter.com/2VplpHxeBN
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 29, 2022
The Seahawks got themselves an elite pass protector!! Charles Cross has outstanding balance and strike power! pic.twitter.com/RHMa2Nu37S
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 29, 2022
a thread with some Charles Cross clips for Seahawks fans.
I’m a huge fan of his game and think he has all the makings to be a bonafide LT for years. https://t.co/OHwJv1XO3w
— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) April 29, 2022
Cross was introduced in Seattle on Friday.
Hey look it’s Charles Cross in Seattle
(Yes that’s GM John Schneider standing on a chair) pic.twitter.com/4wMsAcVY3p
— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) April 29, 2022
The Seahawks acquired the ninth overall pick as part of the return from the Denver Broncos in the Russell Wilson trade in March.
Seattle has an important second day of the draft on Friday, possessing second round picks at No. 40 overall, No. 41 overall, and a third-round selection at No. 72 overall.