Cameron Erving, OT

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Moultrie, GA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 304 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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2013 Season
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...helped hold National Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, of Pitt, to just two tackles and one TFL...had a grade of 98 percent at Boston College...graded out to over 80 percent at Boston College, at Clemson and at Wake Forest... the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards), points per game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67) and the national record for points (723)...the Noles led the country with 94 touchdowns...FSU set the ACC and school records for total touchdowns (94), passing touchdowns (42) and the school record for rushing touchdowns (42)...Florida State ranked first in the ACC and sixth in the nation in total offense (519.1)...with the nation's top offensive line providing protection and opening holes, Florida State rushed for 2,844 yards (5.6 ypc), while passing for 4,423 yards...as his blindside protector, Erving was a valuable asset to quarterback Jameis Winston, who became the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy.
2012 Season
Redshirt sophomore who started all 14 games at left tackle after making the transition from defensive tackle in the spring...played his best football down the stretch, grading out at 73.6 percent over the final six regular season games...enjoyed perhaps his finest game against Boston College, grading out at a season-best 82 percent as the Seminoles passed for a season-high 448 yards and four touchdowns...had a season-high three knockdowns and earned a grade of 81 percent in victory over Duke.
2011 Season
Redshirt freshman defensive tackle, who played in all 13 games, predominantly behind starter Everett Dawkins...extremely agile for a big man, he thrived as a run-stuffer and a disruptive force as one of FSU's primary reserves...helped the Seminoles rank first nationally in yards allowed per rush (2.3) and second nationally in overall rushing defense (82.7 ypg)...compiled 20 tackles on the season, including 11 solo stops...had 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack on the year...posted a career-high four tackles in the road win at Boston College...notched his first career sack in the season-opener against ULM...also had a tackle for loss among his three solo stops at Clemson.
2010 Season
Redshirt season after earning a medical hardship after sustaining a back injury which caused him to miss the season.
High School
A diamond in the rough find out of south Georgia...earned a three-star ranking by Rivals and was a two-star prospect according to Scout.com...unheralded in the preseason, closed the year with a No. 74 ranking from Georgia Rivals Postseason Top 75...No. 81 defensive tackle according to ESPN...piled up a whopping 98 tackles as a senior; a high number for an interior lineman...tackle totals included 48 solo stops...selected FSU over offers from Clemson and Georgia Southern.
Born August 23, 1992.
Player News
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


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