With the Giants' well known love of versatility, they don't come much more versatile than Cam Erving. He was a decent prospect as a left tackle, maybe a round 3 or 4 type of player. Injury to Florida State's center however, left the team scrambling. They decided to put Erving in at center and he instantly became dominant. Now there's talk of him being the best center in the draft.
- Extreme versatility, excelling at tackle and at center
- Plays like a DL with aggression and a nasty attitude.
- Fantastic short area quickness and very good athletic ability
- Can run. You're safe to put him as a puller and also have him go upfield.
- Nice, wide base. You're safe having him anchor inside.
- Lateral agility is questionable.
- Waist bends too much.
- Strong player, but I see him getting overpowered too much at times.
Does He Fit With The Giants?
Well the Giants have Weston Richburg, so I'm going to say no. I also don't really want to move him back to tackle as that seems like a pretty big waste of his abilities as a player. He seems like a very strong prospect at center, so whatever team does draft him for that will definitely get a good one.
Prospect Video (Still waiting for more videos of him at Center)
Big Board Rankings
Big Blue View - 34
Mocking The Draft - 82
CBS Sports - 37
Draft Tek - 32
Erving seems like a true hybrid between Weston Richburg and Marcus Martin (the top two center prospects last year). He has Martin's aggression and anchoring ability, while he's able to get out in space effectively like Richburg. Is he better than those guys? I'm not really sure just yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if he went late in the first round. I ultimately see him as a mid-second round pick type of player, but if he's THIS good at center while only playing the position for a month or two, how high is his upside?