Maryland 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports include Chigoziem Okonkwo and Nick Cross

Full scouting reports from the top prospects on the Maryland Terrapins, including Nick Cross, with eyes towards the 2022 NFL Draft.

A talented bunch of prospects from the Maryland Terrapins headline their scouting reports for the 2022 NFL Draft. Nick Cross has all-world speed while TE Chigoziem Okonkwo wowed at the East-West Shrine Bowl. Take a look at the Terps set to hit the NFL this season.

Maryland 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports

Okonkwo had a great week at the Shrine Bowl while Cross aced the offseason workout circuit. Here are the full scouting reports with eyes on the 2022 NFL Draft for Maryland.

Chigoziem Okonkwo

Positives: Developing tight end who followed up a solid senior season with outstanding practices at the Shrine Bowl. Remains disciplined with blocking assignments, keeps his head on a swivel, and stays square. Explosive, fires off the snap into blocks, and keeps his feet moving.

Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage as a pass catcher, runs solid routes for a big man, and nicely adjusts to make receptions in stride. Reaches back to grab errant passes from the air, snatches the ball out of the air, and shows soft as well as quick hands. Makes a lot of athletic plays on the field.

Negatives: Must improve his playing balance. Falls off blocks rather than finishing off opponents.

Analysis: Okonkwo is a nice-sized, pass-catching tight end who plays to his 40 time, is not a liability blocking, and has shown terrific development in his game. Okonkwo possesses a good amount of upside and has the tools necessary to eventually develop into a productive No. 2 tight end.

For more information on Chigoziem Okonkwo, visit his full scouting report
Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland TE | NFL Draft Scouting Report

Jordan Mosley

Positives: Nice-sized safety who is best facing the action. Patient, quickly picks up coverage assignments, and keeps plays in front of him. Tracks the pass in the air and displays a decent move to the throw. Squares into tackles.

Negatives: Stiff and struggles redirecting to ball handlers. Possesses average ball skills.

Analysis: Mosley is a downhill run-defending safety with speed limitations.

Nick Cross

Positives: Athletic safety prospect on the verge of developing a complete game. Quick flipping his hips in transition and displays solid ball skills in coverage. Stays with coverage assignments, stays on the receiver’s hip out of breaks, and has a closing burst to the action. Takes proper angles, displays excellent range, and covers a lot of area on the field. Shows ability over the slot receiver. Explosive hitter who jars the ball free from opponents. Shows good hands for the interception.

Negatives: Must improve his backpedal. Average ball production the past two seasons.

Analysis: Cross is a nice-sized safety and a good athlete who comes with a large upside. He needs to fine-tune his game, but he has the tools to develop into a starter at the next level.

For more information on Nick Cross, visit his full scouting report
Nick Cross, Maryland S | NFL Draft Scouting Report

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