School: Florida State | Position: OT | Height: 6052 | Weight: 310 | Forty: 5.20 | Class: 2015
Hometown: Moultrie, GA | Year: Senior | Dob: 8/23/92 | Projection: 1st Round | Pro Comparison: William Beatty
- Strong, powerful, run plowing mauler who plays to the whistle every play. Ideally suited for a physical, smash-mouth type of offense.
- Displays smooth footwork getting down the line on pulls and blocking linebackers at the second level of attack.
- Possesses great agility for a man of his stature (a converted defensive lineman). Long arms help in his favor in pass protection
- Stands too upright at times, causing stiffness and slow to get to his mark.
- Head coach Jimbo Fisher and offensive line coach Rick Trickett plan to help refine his technique and better understand the intricate nuances of the game.
- Had a reputation for getting beat on his inside shoulder in pass blocking but has learned to minimize damage in that area of his game.
- Conditioning has been questioned.
- Medical redshirt in 2010 due to back injury.
- The NFL draft advisory board gave Erving a second-round grade if he opted to leave after his junior season.
- Dominated Aaron Donald during game against Pittsburgh (2013). Shut down Vic Beasley during Clemson game (2013).
- Expected to be a workout warrior.
- Raw. Played first two seasons as defensive tackle. Converted to offensive line in 2012. His best football is ahead of him.
“It’s like having your big brothers out there […] Each time before we go out there, they say, ‘EJ, nobody is going to touch you,’ so going out there and running on the field, that helps me a lot, gives me a lot of confidence,” --Former FSU Quarterback EJ Manuel On The Cameron Erving-Led Offensive Line.
“At the end of the day, I’m not playing football for money. I’m playing football because I love it. It’s a great way to make money and make a living, but I play football because I love to play football, and I want to play as long as possible. To put myself in the best position that’s possible, I feel like coming back was the best option.” --Cameron Erving On His Decision To Return