Cross never had the athletic ceiling of a league-best tackle like Williams. His athletic profile is fairly middling. What he does have is savvy and sick mirroring capabilities. Great recovery too.
He profiles very, very similarly to an early career Duane Brown.
I'm not worried about Cross. He's adequate and he'll get better, especially as he gets stronger which'll be a priority.
FWIW, it took Duane a few years to really put it together.
They graded him low on that Cleveland game due to those 6 pressures including 1 sack, out of 40 pass blocks; that translated into 15%. That said, he did went against the league best DE and that sack came rather late in the game.Cross is fine. He'll continue to play better while he's healing up from turf toe. Cleveland may have been "bad" from PFFs perspective, but he held up extremely well imo, for a second year tackle going against Myles Garret. The best in the biz.
You and me both! I am happy that he is performing better in recent gamesI’m a little worried with Cross and I’m skeptical he ever becomes a pro bowl level player but I also admit I’m probably being way too harsh is it does take time sometimes especially with left tackles. A couple of scouts I follow just weren’t sold on him coming out so I fully admit I’m biased. He’s not a bust like Ifedi but I worry he’s not going to be really good either.