OT CAMERON ERVING, FLORIDA ST.*

Image

6’6” – 320 lbs. – 5.20e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2010: 1 – 0 – 0 (Redshirt) (DT)
2011: 20 – 2.5 – 1.0, 1 QBH (DT)
2012: 14 GP / 14 GS (LT)

OVERVIEW:

Defensive lineman recruit out of high school. Redshirted in 2010 after suffering a season-ending back injury. Worked as a reserve/rotational defensive tackle in 2011, then transition to left tackle in the spring of 2012, starting all fourteen games.

STRENGTHS:

•    Possesses ideal height and bulk for a professional offensive tackle.
•    Has gained twenty-five pounds of bulk since his freshman season.
•    In only his second year on the offensive line, is already a quality starter.
•    Despite his inexperience, exhibits good awareness in pass protection.
•    Demonstrates active hand use when employed in pass protection.
•    Does a nice job of keeping his legs moving while blocking for runners.
•    Consistently attacks an opponent’s shoulder when given the opportunity.
•    Capable of getting out to the second level to make blocks in the run game.
•    Could potentially fit into either a man-or-zone scheme at the next level.

WEAKNESSES:

•    Relatively inexperienced player who has only played tackle for two years.
•    Generally not a dominant run-blocker, although he has his moments.
•    Susceptible to inside moves as a run blocker or cutbacks in protection.
•    Can be knocked off-balance, fall to the ground a little bit too frequently.
•    Occasionally overextends and gets caught bending at the waist.
•    Season-ending back injury sustained in 2010 will require evaluation.

SUMMARY:

Erving only recently shifted to the offensive line, but has already established himself as an effective blindside protector. He complements his prototypical size, length, and bulk with above-average athleticism and is an assignment-sound player with good awareness in pass protection. At this point, his technique occasionally gets a little bit sloppy, and he’s not a dominant drive blocker in the run game despite his size, but he possesses considerable potential and should find a place in the first round given the NFL’s obsession with investing high picks in left tackles. Best in a zone blocking scheme. RD 1

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s