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Cameron Erving | Center

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 308

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Scouts believe FSU senior C Cameron Erving "has found a home at center," wrote ESPN's Kevin Weidl.
"Coming out of the spring and early in the 2014 season, Erving drew some mixed reviews projecting to the next level at offensive tackle," Weidl wrote. "While he possesses above-average feet and agility, there were concerns with his lack of consistency and strength in his upper body for the position." Erving shifted to center in mid-November and showed extremely well at center. "Erving appeared natural there, and at 6-5, 313, he possess an outstanding combination of size and agility for the position," Weidl wrote. "In speaking with Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett on the field prior to the ACC championship game, Trickett said that Erving's transition has been seamless, not only from a physical standpoint but mentally as well." The analyst added that Erving "has a good chance to come off the board somewhere in the early second-round mix." Jan 14 - 1:31 AM

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FSU senior C Cameron Erving said he doesn't care which position he plays in the NFL.

Erving, who was an All-American at left tackle last season, was shifted to center in November. "It's been a good transition," Erving said. "The most important job is to get the quarterback the ball. I just had to make sure my snaps were good and I got the ball to him before I started taking off (to block). I had a little trouble with that earlier in the season before playing center because I was nervous about that." Erving began his career at FSU as a DT, so he's accustomed to position changes. "All offensive linemen have to do the same thing. But being by yourself vs. having help is different," added Erving. "Sometimes at center you don't even have a man specifically because you're helping other people. At left tackle, you have this guy or this guy. The transition has been pretty smooth."
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 08:15:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks FSU senior C Cameron Erving as the No. 22 overall prospect on his newest Big Board.

"I now think he's a better option at center than tackle given his performance there this season," Kiper wrote. "He's really athletic and does a good job of creating the angle for the initial block and then getting to the second level, where he uses good feet to line people up in space. And yeah -- buy the versatility. We're talking about a converted D-tackle who moved to offensive tackle effectively and has also proven he can play center, and play it well. Gotta buy the upside." Erving recently accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl. The 6-foot-6, 309-pounder is Kiper's No. 1 rated center, ahead of Reese Dismukes and Hroniss Grasu.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:10:00 PM

FSU senior C Cameron Erving has accepted his invitation to the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

The FSU prospect played left tackle for the Seminoles for most of the season, and was asked to play center the past few games. The 6-foot-6, 309-pound Erving has responded with well with position switch. Erving recently landed at the No.1 spot for Mel Kiper's center rankings. Kiper noted last week that Erving will "go in Round 2 and stick at center, but he offers the versatility to play anywhere on the line."
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 03:10:00 PM

FSU senior C Cameron Erving debuted on Mel Kiper's center rankings at No. 1.

Reese Dismukes and Hroniss Grasu, presumably, are shaking their heads forlornly somewhere right now. Erving's upside is higher than both long-time position-ranking stalwarts, so we're with Kiper on this one. "The coaching staff had actually worked with him there in the spring, and he was outstanding when they pulled the trigger on the move during the season," the analyst wrote. Kiper wrote last week that Erving will "go in Round 2 and stick at center, but he offers the versatility to play anywhere on the line."
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:48:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes FSU senior C Cameron Erving will "go in Round 2 and stick at center, but he offers the versatility to play anywhere on the line."

Kiper listed Erving as a "draft riser," a sentiment that the rest of the industry agrees with. Indeed, ever since Erving moved from LT to C last month, his star has been back on the rise. "It's not a total shock that Erving was able to move from left tackle to center and succeed there," Kiper wrote. "The coaching staff tried the move in the spring, so they kept it in their back pocket. On Saturday, I loved to see how well Erving was able to execute an initial block and then get to the second level. He has great quickness for a guy his size (6-4) and he's actually risen on my board after the move."
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:14:00 PM

FSU senior C Cameron Erving was outstanding on Saturday against Georgia Tech, according to Pro Football Focus, earning a +5.9 game score.

"The left tackle for FSU for most of the season, Erving has been asked to play center the past few games, and he responded in this one with a dominant performance against the undersized Georgia Tech defensive line," wrote Sam Monson. "Erving was a monster in the run game all day, manhandling defenders and giving FSU major running lanes to work with." In fact, the Seminoles, playing without RB Karlos Williams, still averaged 5.7 yards per carry running to either side of center. FSU OL coach Rick Trickett said last week that Erving has made a "seamless transition" to center, and NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah opined on Sunday that the 6-foot-6, 308-pound Erving's draft stock has "revitalized" since his positional switch. Erving's stock is on the rise.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 09:16:00 PM

FSU OL coach Rick Trickett said senior C Cam Erving has made a "seamless transition" to center.

This isn't just coach speak, as Weidl himself recently wrote that Erving "may have found his niche at center." NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah opined on Sunday that the 6-foot-6, 308-pound Erving's draft stock has "revitalized" since his move from left tackle to center, a shift that occurred in mid-November prior to the Miami contest. "I don't know if he'll play center in the NFL -- he could slide to guard -- but he's showing he has the potential to be a very effective interior lineman at the next level," Jeremiah wrote.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:59:00 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes moving from left tackle to center has "revitalized" FSU senior C Cameron Erving's draft stock.

The 6-foot-6, 308-pound Erving was moved from tackle to center prior to the Miami game. "He never really seemed comfortable at tackle, but he's moving defenders at the point of attack from the center position," Jeremiah wrote. "I don't know if he'll play center in the NFL -- he could slide to guard -- but he's showing he has the potential to be a very effective interior lineman at the next level." Jeremiah isn't the only analyst who thinks so. ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote last week that Erving "may have found his niche at center."
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:42:00 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that FSU senior C Cameron Erving "may have found his niche at Center."

"Cam Erving may have found his niche at Center. Smooth transition and looks natural at the position. Impressive tapes vs Miami and Florida," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-6, 308-pound Erving was moved from tackle to center prior to the Miami game on Saturday. Head coach Jimbo Fisher said that the move was permanent. True freshman Roderick Johnson will continue to start at left tackle.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 02:16:00 PM

An NFC South personnel director said that FSU senior C Cameron Erving's move from tackle to center "stabilized" his team.

Erving was moved from tackle to center prior to the Miami game on Saturday. Head coach Jimbo Fisher said that the move was permanent. The NFC South personnel director who spoke to NFL.com noted that "[Erving] handled the transition very, very well" and said that he was "eager to see more of him at that spot." Draft analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis and Lance Zierlein noted that the move "could distinguish the fifth-year senior as a really special OL prospect and cement a first-round selection."
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:53:00 PM

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said senior Cameron Erving will stay at C.

It is the correct moves, as the Seminoles were consistently giving up pressure in the A and B gaps and seemed to improve in that area against Miami. Despite all of the accolades, Erving was not great at left tackle and might be better suited inside in the NFL. He gets a jump start on that switch. True freshman Roderick Johnson will continue to start at left tackle.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 04:30:00 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang noted that FSU senior C Cameron Erving was "generally very accurate" with his snaps against Miami.

Previously, Erving had been starting at tackle. He just shifted to center during practice this week. The 6-foot-6, 302-pound lineman "impressed with his recognition at the new position, taking over the responsibilities to make line calls - something most teams expect from their center but wouldn't necessarily expect from a player making his first start at the position," wrote Rang. In recent weeks, Bucky Brooks of NFL.com wrote that scouts were "disappointed" in Erving and FSU's underachieving line. Rang thinks that the position change could be helpful in giving scouts something else to consider with the big man. He expects Erving to be drafted in the Top-64.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Scouts are "down on" FSU senior T Cameron Erving and the general production of the FSU offensive line, according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"FSU's offensive line might be the nation's most underachieving unit this season," said Brooks and fellow NFL analysts Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah. They noted that "Erving has had issues this season with speed rushers and hasn't been that strong in run-blocking, either." The 6-foot-6, 302-pound Erving was particularly exposed against Clemson's Vic Beasley back in September (Beasley recorded two sacks), in a game that Brooks said "will make evaluators pause before penciling him in as a franchise left tackle on draft boards."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 05:31:00 PM

NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks writes that "NFL scouts will have some questions about" FSU senior T Cameron Erving's "ability to develop into an elite left tackle" after Saturday's game against Clemson.

Erving, who dominated Beasley in 2013, had a chance to perhaps stamp his Round 1 ticket by repeating the performance on Saturday. Instead, he face planted, particularly in the first half, when Beasley went off for two sacks. "There is no doubt that Erving is one of the top offensive tackles in college football, but NFL scouts will have some questions about his ability to develop into an elite left tackle as a pro after watching him struggle against Clemson DE Vic Beasley on Saturday night," Brooks wrote. "The explosive pass rusher repeatedly blew past Erving on an assortment of speed rushes that exposed Erving's lack of lateral quickness. While Beasley is arguably the top pass rusher in the game, the fact that Erving struggled mightily against an undersized rusher with explosive first-step quickness will make evaluators pause before penciling him in as a franchise left tackle on draft boards."
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 06:11:00 PM