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2016 NFL DRAFT

Cameron Erving, C

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Moultrie, GA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 313 lbs.
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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Browns' 12 picks: Round 1/19 - Cameron Erving, G, 6-5, 313, Florida State...Erving can play anywhere along the line. He was a left tackle until the final five games of his career at Florida State when he moved seamlessly to center. He will challenge John Greco at right guard in 2015 and could move to center next year if Alex Mack opts out of his contract and leaves. - The Sports Xchange

05/05/2015 - Browns' pair of first-rounders strengthen the middle...Erving started 27 straight games at left tackle in 2012 and 2013. He started the 2014 season at left tackle and moved to center for the final five games of the season because of an injury situation. "Teams find a lot of ways to win games," Farmer said. "From my perspective, I think our competitive advantage with offense is the offensive line. We took the guy we think has the most position versatility and skill set for who we want to be."

Erving said the transition from tackle to center went smoothly. He said he will be comfortable wherever the Browns decide he should play. "There isn't a position I like better," Erving said in a conference call from Chicago. "I like to play offensive line. I like to play ball. That's not just a politically correct answer. That's my honest answer. I'm going to give 100 percent whatever I do." Erving and the Browns have not discussed what position he will play. He could challenge John Greco for a starting job at right guard. - The Sports Xchange

05/05/2015 - The Browns' offensive line is stacked with high-end draft choices. Left tackle Joe Thomas was taken third overall in 2007, left guard Joel Bitonio 35th in 2014, center Alex Mack 21st in 2009 and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz 37th in 2012. Rookie Cameron Erving, taken 19th in 2015, could start at right guard as a rookie. The Browns started the draft with 10 picks and after trades totaled 12 picks. It is the most for the Browns since taking 13 in 2000. They took seven defensive and five offensive players. - The Sports Xchange

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

12/04/2014 - 2014 ACC JACOBS BLOCKING TROPHY WINNER: Erving was voted the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following his performance against Miami. The honor was his second of the season, as he was also recognized for his play at left tackle following Florida State's 42-31 win over Louisville on Oct. 30. Following the Miami game, Erving remained at center for the Seminoles' final two regular-season wins over Boston College and Florida. "For Cam to win the Jacobs again for the second straight year is a tremendous accomplishment and very well deserving," Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "His versatility from tackle to center and all the things he does for our line from the leadership and experience really makes him one of the great ones out there."

This marks just the third season that Erving has played on the offensive line. He played on the defensive line in 2011 before switching to the offensive side of the ball. Erving amassed 22 total points in the coaches' voting to capture the 61st ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy (no award was given in 1996). Duke's Laken Tomlinson placed second in the voting with 15 points, followed by Pitt's T.J. Clemmings with 12 and Georgia Tech's Shaquille Mason with nine. In all, 13 different ACC offensive linemen received votes in the balloting. Erving started all 12 regular-season games in 2014 and has made 40 consecutive starts on the offensive line dating back to 2012. His play this season has helped Florida State average close to 35 points per game and lead the ACC in passing offense (299.1 yards per game). - ACC football

12/04/2014 - 2014 ACC JACOBS BLOCKING TROPHY WINNER: Florida State's Cameron Erving has been voted the Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner for the second consecutive season, Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced Sunday. With Erving's selection, six Seminole offensive linemen have now claimed the honor a combined 10 times. The Jacobs Blocking Trophy has been awarded annually since 1953 to the player chosen the most outstanding blocker in the ACC by a vote of each school's head coach or defensive coordinator. The trophy is given in memory of William P. Jacobs, who served as president of Presbyterian College from 1935 to 1945. The trophy will be presented at the ACC's Night of Legends event, which will be held this Friday (5:30 p.m.) at the Charlotte Convention Center as part of festivities held around the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

Erving, a 6-5, 308-pound redshirt senior from Moultrie, Georgia, earned this year's honor after playing two offensive line positions for the top-ranked and unbeaten Seminoles over the course of the season. After starting 37 consecutive career games at left tackle, he moved to center for Florida State's road game at Miami on Nov. 15. He did not allow a sack and had the highest grade on the offensive line in the Seminoles' 30-26 win. - ACC football

12/03/2014 - Florida State's Erving wins Blocking Trophy...Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Erving was voted as the Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner Sunday for the second straight season. ACC commissioner John Swofford announced Erving as the winner. Six Florida State offensive linemen have earned the honor a combined 10 times. The Jacobs Blocking Trophy is awarded annually since 1953 to the player chosen the most outstanding blocker in the ACC by a vote of each school's head coach or defensive coordinator. It is given in memory of William P. Jacobs, who served as president of Presbyterian College from 1935-45. Erving will be presented the trophy at the ACC's Night of Legends event this Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET at the Charlotte Convention Center, a day before the ACC championship game.

Erving, a 6-foot-5, 308-pound redshirt senior, earned this year's honor after playing two offensive line positions. After starting 37 consecutive career games at left tackle, he moved to center for Florida State's road game at Miami on Nov. 15. Erving started all 12 regular-season games in 2014 and has made 40 consecutive starts on the offensive line dating back to 2012. "For Cam to win the Jacobs again for the second straight year is a tremendous accomplishment and very well deserving," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement. "His versatility from tackle to center and all the things he does for our line from the leadership and experience really makes him one of the great ones out there. - The Sports Xchange

11/17/2014 - NOV 3 ACC CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Cameron Erving, Florida State, Sr.-r, LT, 6-5, 308, Moultrie, Ga.,...Erving led FSU with a season-best grade of 86 percent in the win over Louisville. He had two knockdown blocks and didn't allow a sack as the FSU offensive line paved the way for 574 yards of total offense against the nation's No. 1 defense. Louisville entered the game allowing only 245.8 yards per game, 14.6 points per game and 68.75 rushing yards. FSU eclipsed all of those numbers in the second half alone, totaling 374 yards, 35 points and 96 rushing yards in the final 30 minutes. Erving protected FSU quarterback Jameis Winston's blindside, allowing him to throw for a season-best 401 yards and three second-half touchdowns. Erving also helped freshman running back Dalvin Cook rush for 110 yards - the first 100-yard rusher allowed by Louisville all season. FSU did not have a negative yard on a running play in the game. - ACC football

11/17/2014 - NOV 17 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Cameron Erving, Florida State, Sr.-r, C, 6-5, 308, Moutrie, Ga.,...Erving was impressive in his first career start at center, leading Florida State to a 30-26 victory over Miami on Saturday. Erving had started 37 consecutive games at left tackle, but moved to center to face the Hurricanes. He did not allow a sack and had the highest grade on the offensive line as FSU outscored Miami 20-3 after halftime and rolled up 244 yards of total offense in the second half. Quarterback Jameis Winston didn't skip a beat with Erving at center, throwing for 304 yards, while Erving helped open holes for true freshman running back Dalvin Cook to rush for 92 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries. - ACC football

08/08/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-ACC TEAM (MEDIA): T Cameron Erving, Florida State (82) 6-6 302 Senior-R Moultrie, Ga.,...Big-bodied and athletically-gifted, Erving has all the tools to be a star at the next level, but returned to Florida State for his redshirt senior season with the goal of becoming an all-around better player while leading the Seminoles into contention for another national championship. Will continue to be counted on to emerge as a leader and the blind side safety for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston. After collecting All-America honors from nearly every organization, he had a tremendous spring and saw action at center in an effort to cross-train and increase depth on the offensive line. - - Florida State football

08/04/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON OUTLAND TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: OT Cameron Erving, Florida State...Erving captured the Jacobs Blocking Trophy last season as the Atlantic Coast Conference's top offensive lineman. He earned first-team All-ACC honors and first-team All-American honors as the blindside protector of Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. - Florida State football

08/02/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: Cameron Erving, T, Sr. Florida State...Erving captured the Jacobs Blocking Trophy last season as the Atlantic Coast Conference's top offensive lineman. He earned first-team All-ACC honors and first-team All-American honors as the blindside protector of Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. - Florida State football

08/02/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP AWARD WATCH LIST: OT Cameron Erving, Florida State...Converted defensive tackle has grown into one of the nation's top left tackles...ACC coaches named him the recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy given to the league's top offensive lineman...captured All-ACC honors from the coaches and media...collected several All-America accolades, including First Team honors from the Sporting News, USA Today and Sports Illustrated and Second Team recognition by the Associated Press and Walter Camp...held Clemson All-America defensive end Vic Beasley without a sack and was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the 51-14 win at then-No. 3 Clemson. - Florida State football

07/21/2014 - Florida State's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. OT Cameron Erving...As for areas of improvement, Erving simply needs to become a more consistent technician. His footwork gets a bit sloppy in pass protection at times and he'll bend at the waist to catch the rush rather than absorbing with his lower half. He also has a tendency to rely too heavily on his upper body when battling, often stopping his feet when engaged. All that said, 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. If his ability to learn and improve thus far has been any indication of what's to come in 2014, Erving could very well put himself in position to be a top-five selection in next year's draft. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

07/21/2014 - Florida State's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. OT Cameron Erving...A converted defensive tackle who has been the 'Noles' starting left tackle since the beginning of the 2012 season after appearing in 13 games on defense the previous year, Erving earned All-ACC First-Team and All-American First-Team (Sporting News, USA Today, SI.com) honors as a junior, among a slew of other accolades. He also established himself as one of the nation's top offensive linemen, even contemplating a post-junior year exit for the NFL before deciding to return for the 2014 season.

As a run-blocker, Erving displays the toughness and aggression that made him an impact performer on the other side of the football as he works to finish opponents with strong hands and impressive natural power in his lower half. However, he also possesses the light feet and fluidity to thwart some of the nations best edge rushers as was evident in his shutout performance against fellow top 2015 draft prospect Vic Beasley (DE, Clemson) last season. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

06/05/2014 - ROB RANG'S MAY 15, 2014 TOP 32 BIG BOARD: 20. Cameron Erving, OT, 6-5, 320, rSr, Florida State: Erving initially played defensive tackle for the Seminoles but successfully made the switch to left tackle in 2011. He is understandably a work in progress in pass protection but is aggressive, long and light on his feet. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

 
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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Browns' 12 picks: Round 1/19 - Cameron Erving, G, 6-5, 313, Florida State...Erving can play anywhere along the line. He was a left tackle until the final five games of his career at Florida State when he moved seamlessly to center. He will challenge John Greco at right guard in 2015 and could move to center next year if Alex Mack opts out of his contract and leaves. - The Sports Xchange
 
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