2015 NFL DRAFT

Cameron Erving, C

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Moultrie, GA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 313 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2411

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.153.031.8730 30 1/29'4"4.637.48
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • Tennessee Titans | #33
    Erving's versatility makes sense for an offensive line still needing help at guard and right tackle.
  • Arizona Cardinals | #24
    The Cardinals released incumbent starting center Lyle Sendlein last month and Erving is a plug-and-play option in the first round.
  • Indianapolis Colts | #29
    They have issues at center and I think Erving could be a Pro Bowl center down the line. He would make a nice battery mate for Andrew Luck.
  • Denver Broncos | #28
    The Broncos have dealt with a rash of injuries that have hurt this offensive line over the time Peyton Manning's been there. Erving is a nice grab now for his versatility and long-term he can lock into either guard or center as a high-impact player.
 

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Versatile athlete with blend of size, athleticism, length, light feet and flexibility. Toughness, aggressive and works to finish opponents with strong hands and impressive natural power in his lower half. Easily reaches and dominates at the second level. Pulls smoothly, showing impressive initial quickness and acceleration for a man his size. Equally effective sealing off defensive tackles at center or mirroring pass rushers as a left tackle. Smooth athleticism in his kick-step to handle speed off the edge. Strong hands to latch on and control the opponent. Plays with proper knee-bend to win leverage battle.

WEAKNESSES: Could be a more consistent technician. Gets by on tremendous athletic ability. Footwork can be sloppy in pass protection and he bends the waist to catch the rush instead of absorbing with his lower half. When engaged tries to win with his upper body rather than his lateral swiftness. Aggression can work against him. Fails to adjust when blocking on the move when not focused. Most weaknesses are correctable with NFL coaching.

--Rob Rang & Derek Stephens

Player Overview

Impressed with 20 tackles at defensive tackle in 2011 and emerged as a 14-game starter and the left tackle on a line protecting first-round pick EJ Manuel in 2012. He emerged as a first-team All-ACC and All-American offensive tackle in 2013 and contemplated a jump to the NFL.

There are very few athletes who can make the type of transition that Erving has made -- moving to the offensive side of the ball and becoming an immediate starter the same year, at the most difficult position on the line, then being named to several All-American teams and being tabbed a top NFL prospect all within a two year period.

But he was on the move again in November, starting his first career game at center in Florida State's comeback victory over Miami on Nov. 15 after serving as Jameis Winston's left tackle the previous 22 games.

A very good athlete with light feet and coveted versatility, it would not be a surprise to see a team fall in love with Erving and make him a top-40 draft pick.

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02/17/2015 - 2015 DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 26/6. Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State, 6-5, 308, 5.16, 1-2...Erving expands the definition of versatility. After redshirting in 2010 with back problems and doing fairly well as a defensive lineman in 2011, Ervin found his calling in the spring of 2012. He was moved to offensive tackle because the team needed somebody to protect quarterback EJ Manuel's blind side, which Erving did surprisingly well. After earning numerous honors in 2013 protecting quarterback Jameis Winston, Erving considered the draft but returned for one more season, and one more position when he was needed as a center in a November comeback victory over Miami. Erving is above average in most areas, but has potential to be his quarterback's keeper in the NFL. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
 

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