2. Cameron Erving, Offensive Line
Regardless of where Erving lines up this fall, expectations are going to high for the former first round pick. The former FSU Seminole often did not appear on the field and when he did, he played out of position at left or right guard.
First, why even play Erving out of position? I get the in-game reps and experience, but that does not benefit the team nor the player when he is going to be playing elsewhere the following season.
His horrendous play likely cost the Browns between one to three games. Thankfully, Erving is now in line to be the next starting center. When Erving moved to the offensive line in college, he only played tackle and center.
Erving could be the most intriguing and underrated player on the roster heading into training camp and the preseason. There was a reason why he was selected in the first round, and hopefully this season Erving can justify that decision.
The left side of the offensive line will be relied upon heavily. Should Erving play like the brawler he was as a center in college, then the Browns can add Erving to the discussion of positions that are solidified.
It would have been great to see Erving attend LeCharles Bentley‘s O-Line Performance complex. Since Erving did not go, hopefully he will be ready to go from the start of camp, proving he is the long-term center for the Browns.
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