Draft Profile: Cameron Erving
Cameron Erving- Center- Florida State
Size: 6’6 308lbs
- Good run blocker
- Solid form/technique
- Quick feet- converted DT
Analysis: Erving, a converted defensive tackle has opened scouts eyes the way he handled the transition from defensive to offense, and being one of the leaders of Florida State’s offense. Originally moved to offensive tackle in college, Erving is suited better inside at center. He will be able to run block with ease at the next level, but he is still learning the offensive side of the ball (converted in 2013). With time to develop, Erving could be a starter in the NFL.
Need to Improve:
- Lacks power
- Needs to be better in pass protection
- Lacks the “pop” with his hands
- Leverage issues- base of body
Analysis: Erving had his issues handling pass rushers in college, especially when he was playing tackle. Being moved inside, Erving will need to learn to play with more leverage; too often Cameron stands up coming out of his stance. The team that selects Erving in the draft should not expect him to step right in and play from day one. His game still needs to be crafted in order to stick in the NFL.
Round Prediction: 3-4
NFL Comparison: Alex Stepanovich