Nov 22, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles center Cameron Erving (75) warms up before the start of the game against the Boston College Eagles at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Cameron Erving, C/OT, Florida State
Weight: 308 lbs.
If the Buccaneers get Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, it would be nice for him to have a familiar face on the offensive line in Cameron Erving. But aside from this relatively trivial fact, Erving offers position versatility which will be important given the uncertainty of the current Bucs’ offensive line.
After playing 37 games as the Seminoles’ left tackle, Erving moved over to center, filling in for the injured Austin Barron. The transition was not only a successful one, but the 6’5″, 308-pound lineman earned his second-straight Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is given each year to the most outstanding blocker in the ACC.
There’s a possibility that one team will take him late in the first round, but if he falls into the Buccaneers’ lap early in the second, they need to pull the trigger and take him. After all, Erving’s positives greatly outweigh the negatives. While Erving may lack the solid footwork necessary to be the complete package at the tackle position, these are aspects of his game that can be corrected, consistently worked on and eventually improved.
And let’s not forget, if EDS is no longer with the Buccaneers, Erving can also take that spot as well.