Cameron Erving is a big man. The offensive tackle prospect from Florida State has an imposing 6′ 6″ 308 pound body. With Erving the physical tool set is all there, but its fair to question if he can be a great left tackle.
Erving was moved to center due to his inability to handle speed off the edge. Erving was a very good center for FSU. While Erving is a tackle prospect, his NFL position is up in the air. He has tackle size and strength, but can play any position on the offensive line.
Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Karlos Williams (9) carries the ball past the blocking of Cameron Erving (75) against the Auburn Tigers during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
- Ideal Size and Strength: Erving has long arms, an absolute must have for any offensive lineman. He has massive leg power and can really drive defensive linemen back while run blocking.
- Good Power: Erving does well against bull rush. It is hard to bully Erving around, if he gets his arms inside of a defender, he wins.
- Multiple Positions: Erving can play any position along the offensive line. As shuffled as the New York Giants offensive line was last season, this could be a huge plus.
- Gets Beat Off Edge: Erving has a slow first step off the snap of the football. Against quick pass rushers, he lets them get to the edge.
- Reaching: When he gets beat, he will reach to catch up and lose his balance.
- Footwork: His footwork could use some help which is part of the reason he struggles against quick edge rushers.
Erving is probably a second-round draft pick. There could be a team that drafts him late in the first round, due to his potential. He strikes me as a right tackle in the NFL.