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2015 NFL Draft: Scouting Cameron Erving, Florida State Center

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Could the Broncos look to draft the top center in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

One prospect who many believe the Broncos will show interest in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft is former Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Erving. He is a 6'5", 313lb offensive line prospect who is considered to be the top center prospect in the entire draft. Erving is ranked as the 25th overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports, and is ranked as the top overall center in the in the draft.

Two-time winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy given to the ACC's top blocker. Named first-team All-ACC tackle and third-team All-ACC center after making switch inside toward the end of the 2014 season. In 2011, had 20 tackles and a sack as a backup defensive tackle. Switched to the offensive side of the ball to help shore up Seminoles' pass protection in 2012 and started all 14 games at left tackle.

Cameron Erving:

Center, Senior, Florida State

Height: 6'5" Weight: 313lbs 40 time: 5,15 seconds

Arm Length: 34 1/8" Hands: 10 3/8"

Bench Press: 30 reps(Top performer at the NFL Combine) Vertical Jump: 30.5 inches

Broad Jump: 112.0 inches(Top performer at the NFL Combine) 3 Cone Drill: 7.48 seconds(Top performer at the NFL Combine)

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.63 seconds

Film Room:

Cameron Erving vs Notre Dame (2014)

Cameron Erving vs Eli Harold (2014)

Scouting Report:

Strengths:

  • Very good run blocker
  • Good foot quickness
  • Consistently in the right position
  • Versatile athlete with blend of size, athleticism, length, light feet and flexibility
  • Tough and aggressive player
  • Finishes blocks
  • Gets to the second level easily and dominates
  • Pulls very well
  • Look smooth on the football field
  • Explosive at the snap
  • Has strong hands
  • Wins with leverage
  • Plays with proper knee bend

Weaknesses:

  • A little bit raw
  • Needs to work on his technique
  • Needs to work on his footwork
  • Is more of a leaner
  • Needs more pop in his initial punch
  • Needs more coaching
  • Sometimes can be too aggressive

Does Cameron Erving fit with the Broncos?

Perfectly.

Erving is one of my favorite prospects in the entire draft. He's versatile, raw, athletic, and full of potential. He would fit perfectly in Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking system.

The Broncos currently have Manny Ramirez(Not sure why he's still on the team), recently acquired Gino Gradkowski and second-year center Matt Paradis currently at center. Ramirez is a poor fit in Kubiak's offense, Gradkowski isn't great, and Paradis spent last season on the practice squad. The Broncos have been saying they would like Paradis to be the guy, but we'll see about that.

I have a hard time seeing a prospect like Erving falling to 28, but if he does I believe the Broncos will strongly consider selecting him in the first round. If Paradis does step up at center, Erving could play guard as well.